Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Highway Code - Latest and updated edition

The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone. Its rules apply to all road users: drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians as well as horse riders. Navigate around this site through the road user categories, keyword search (A-Z index) or simply browse through the rules.

Many of the rules in the code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offence. You may be fined, given penalty points on your
driving licence or be disqualified from driving. In the most serious cases you may be sent to prison. Such rules are identified by the use of the
 words MUST / MUST NOT.

The highway code book
 In addition the rule includes an abbreviated reference to the legislation which creates the offence. Abbreviation explanation.

Although failure to comply with the other rules of the Code will not, it itself, cause a person to be prosecuted, The Highway Code may be used in evidence in any court proceedings under Traffic Acts to establish liability.

This is very useful to know UK road traffic signs, rule and regulations if you are preparing for your driving theory test or practical test.

The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, particularly children, older or disabled people, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. It is important that all road users are aware of the Code and are considerate towards each other. This applies to pedestrians as much as to drivers and riders.

Knowing and applying the rules contained in The Highway Code signs could significantly reduce road casualties. Cutting the number of deaths and injuries that occur on our roads every day is a responsibility we all share. The Highway Code can help us discharge that responsibility.

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