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The Highway Code

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Introduction to The Highway Code

It is important that all road users are aware of The Highway Code - here is an explanation of the rules and wording used throughout the Code
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Highway code rules for pedestrians

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users - here are the rules they should follow
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Highway Code rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Here are the rules which users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters should follow
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Highway Code rules about animals

If you are walking a dog, riding a horse or herding sheep on the road there are rules in The Highway Code which apply to you
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Highway Code rules for cyclists

Cyclists are vulnerable road users - here are the rules they should follow when cycling on the road
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Highway Code rules for motorcyclists

If you are a motorcyclist on the road, here are The Highway Code rules which apply particularly to you
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Highway Code rules for all drivers and motorcyclists

Here are Highway Code rules which apply to all car drivers and motorcyclists
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Highway Code signs and markings

Signals to other road users, warning signs, signals by authorised persons and more...
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Annexes to The Highway Code

Information for road users about the law, vehicle licensing, vehicle maintenance, first aid, penalty points and other useful information
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The online version has been adapted from the Department of the Environment's current printed version of the Highway Code. In any proceedings, whether civil or criminal, only the Department of the Environment's current printed version of the Code should be relied upon.