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Highway Code
An online version of the official DSA highway code is FREE to read

The Highway Code is a list of the rules and regulations of the roads. All new drivers will need a good knowledge of the rules and regulations of the roads when they are driving. Having a good working knowledge of the highway code helps drivers make safe, legal decisions in every day driving situations.

The highway code is constantly updated as the rules and regulations change due to new roads, signs, legislation, research etc. The knowledge you gain from the highway code will need to be used for life and is not just something to read through to pass the theory test.

The free online highway code is available through the DirectGov website. Official DSA online Highway Code

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Rules for cyclists - roundabouts

16 Jan, 2013

Give plenty of room to long vehicles on the roundabout as they need more space to...

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Rules for motorcyclists

09 Jan, 2013

On all journeys the rider and pillion passenger on a motorcycle, scooter or moped MUST...

Click to read more Rules for motorcyclists - crash helmets

Alcohol and drugs

01 Jan, 2013

Do not drink and drive as it will seriously affect your judgement and abilities. You MUST NOT drive with a breath alcohol level higher than...

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26 Dec, 2012

Approaching a junction look well ahead for signals or...

Click to read more Motorways - Approaching Junctions


19 Dec, 2012

If your vehicle breaks down, think first of all other road users and...

Click to read more Breakdowns

Driving in adverse weather conditions

12 Dec, 2012

In adverse weather conditions before you set off...

Click to read more Driving in adverse weather conditions

Official Highway Code App

24 Oct, 2012

The Highway Code is available to download as an app! Now we know this isn't particularly up to the minute news (the app was launched on 15th May this year).

However, many pupils revising for the Theory Test are unaware of this and one of the main complaints we hear from them is...

Continue to...Official Highway Code App

Do I have to read the Highway Code?

Yes, all drivers, motorcyclists, lorry drivers etc. need to keep up to date with the changes, advice and legal requirements in the highway code. This is to ensure that they are safe legal drivers.

In relation to new drivers, it's essential that they learn as much as possible from the highway code. Not only will this help them whilst taking the theory test, learning to drive and taking the practical driving test, it will also ensure that they are safer road users throughout their lifetime.

If reading the Highway Code seems like a chore, there are plenty of Theory Test books and DVDs available to help. You can go through the Book and DVD tests and then refer to the Highway Code for the questions you get wrong or aren't sure about.

What are the most important parts of the highway code?

Everything in the highway code is important, whether it's advice or information. It is written using years of research, statistics and road law. In many ways, it is the most important read for new and experienced drivers, as it is designed to help them stay safe and legal on the ever changing road system.

Will my driving instructor help me with the highway code?

Yes, any good driving instructor should be able to answer any questions you have on the highway code.

Download Highway Code PDFs

Below you will find essential, downloadable highway code PDF files, which will help with the theory test, driving test and driving in general. These are basics that all road users must learn to stay safe and legal.

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