The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a cyclist, a pedestrian, or driving a car.

Knowing and applying the rules contained within The Highway Code could significantly reduce the number of collisions on the roads, and would likely reduce the number of road fatalities, too.

We think it’s a great idea to have a copy of The Highway Code in your car at all times.

Notice: contrary to popular belief, many of the rules contained within The Highway Code are legal requirements. These are identified by the use of the phrases MUST and MUST NOT.

The Highway Code may also be used as evidence in court proceedings under The Road Traffic Acts.

Getting a copy of The Highway Code

Many book retailers will have the most up-to-date copy of The Highway Code, however, there’s a free, digital copy available on the Government website (GOV.UK).