Category: Highway Code

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Introduction to the Highway Code

Who The Highway Code is for, how it’s worded, and the consequences of not following the rules. This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone....

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Rules for Pedestrians

Rules for pedestrians, including general guidance, crossing the road, crossings, and situations needing extra care. General guidance (rules 1 to 6) Rule 1 Pavements (including any path along the side of a road) should be...

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Powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters, including on pavements and on the road. (Called Invalid Carriages in law) Powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters (rules 36 to 37) There is one class...

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Rules about animals

Highway Code rules about animals, including horse-drawn vehicles, horse riders and other animals. Horse-drawn vehicles (rules 47 to 48) Rule 47 Horse-drawn vehicles used on the highway should be operated and maintained in accordance...

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Rules for cyclists

Highway Code rules for cyclists, including an overview, road junctions, roundabouts and crossing the road. These rules are in addition to those in the following sections, which apply to all vehicles (except the motorway section)....

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Rules for motorcyclists

Highway Code rules for motorcyclists, including helmets, carrying passengers, daylight riding and riding in the dark. These Rules are in addition to those in the following sections which apply to all vehicles. See ‘Motorcycle...

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Rules for drivers and motorcyclists

Highway Code rules for drivers and motorcyclists, including vehicle condition, fitness to drive, alcohol and drugs, what to do before setting off, vehicle towing and loading, and seat belts and child restraints. Vehicle condition...

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General Highway Code rules for all drivers and riders

General Highway Code rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders. Signals, stopping procedures, lighting, control of the vehicle, speed limits, stopping distances, lines and lane markings and multi-lane carriageways, smoking, mobile phones...

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Highway Code Rules for Using the road

Highway Code rules for using the road, including general rules, overtaking, road junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and reversing. General rules (rules 159 to 161) Rule 159 Before moving off you should use all mirrors...

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Road users requiring extra care

Rules for road users requiring extra care, including pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists, other road users and other vehicles. Overview (rule 204) Rule 204 The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse...