Happy Birthday to the Highway Code!
This week, the Highway Code has celebrated its 80th birthday.
On the 14th of April 1931 the Highway Code was introduced to help reduce the number of road accidents in the UK. Considering that there were only 2.3 million drivers on the road, there were still 7,000 deaths as a result of traffic accidents in the UK that year!
The Highway Code has helped to save thousands of lives by increasing awareness and making our roads, and drivers, safer. It is an essential read, not just for learner drivers, but for experienced drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
You can now download the Highway Code from the Direct Gov website.