This page contains useful information such as metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.
The conversions given throughout The Highway Code are rounded but a detailed conversion chart is shown below.
Useful information websites
Traffic Penalty Tribunal (outside London)
London Tribunals (inside London)
Further information about good driving and riding practice can be found in the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency books ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills’ and ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Riding – the essential skills’. Information specifically for drivers of large vehicles can be found in ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles’ and ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Buses and Coaches’.
Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.
A Code of Practice is available to download from this link, or you can obtain a printed copy from:
Department for Transport
International Vehicle Standards
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
Tel 0300 330 3000
Special types of vehicles
Further information about the use of special types of vehicles under the authority of the Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003 (STGO) or Special Orders can be found in the Special types enforcement guide.
Further information about towing safely can be found at