Useful Information

This page contains useful information such as metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.

Metric conversions

The conversions given throughout The Highway Code are rounded but a detailed conversion chart is shown below.

MilesKilometresMilesKilometres
1.001.6140.0064.37
5.008.0545.0072.42
10.0016.0950.0080.47
15.0024.1455.0088.51
20.0032.1960.0096.56
25.0040.2365.00104.60
30.0048.2870.00112.65
35.0056.33

Useful information websites

UK Driving Skills

GOV.UK

St John’s Ambulance

St Andrew’s First Aid

British Red Cross

Traffic Scotland

Traffic Wales

Road Safety GB

Ask the police: frequently asked questions database

Traffic Penalty Tribunal (outside London)

London Tribunals (inside London)

CycleStreets

Google maps

The RAC

The AA

Traveline

Walkit

European Commission – road safety abroad

European New Car Assessment Programme

Further reading

Best practice

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’.

The Blue Badge Scheme

Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.

Code of Practice for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

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
London
SW1P 4DR

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.

Towing

Further information about towing safely can be found at

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