The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know
Are you aware of the changes made to The Highway Code this year? Rules for all types of road users have been updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses. Read more about it here.
Driving while using a mobile phone – changes to the law
Are you aware of the changes made to the law around using a mobile phone while driving? It is now illegal to use a hand-held device such as a phone, sat nav, tablet, or any device that can send or receive data, while driving or riding a motorcycle. Read more about it here.
Drivers are those road users travelling on our roads in charge of a vehicle. Drivers have a legal duty to follow the rules of the road and hold a valid driver’s licence and insurance.
Additionally, if a driver is the registered owner or keeper of a vehicle, they have a legal responsibility to ensure it is roadworthy with a valid MOT, adequately insured and taxed.
This section hosts a useful collection of free resources and links, with specific dedicated sections for Young Drivers, Older Drivers and Work Related Driving.
Share the Road
- Pass wide and slow
- Look twice for bikes
- Slow down and enjoy the view
- Dress bright and be seen
- Put your phone away
Driving Speed limits
Legal speed limits vary depending on the road and vehicle being driven. Never exceed the limits that apply to your vehicle and be mindful and understanding of the limits for other vehicle types.
National Highways, formerly Highways England, and, prior to that, the Highways Agency, is a government-owned company charged with operating, maintaining and improving motorways and major A roads in England.
The Highway Code
The Highway Code is essential reading for road users and applies throughout the UK, with some variation in relation to Northern Ireland. Take some time to refresh your memory.