Highway Code Rules

The Highway Code Rule(s): 154-156, 214

Rule 154 Take extra care on country roads and reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear, and at junctions and turnings, which may be partially hidden. Be prepared for pedestrians, horse riders, cyclists, slow-moving farm vehicles...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 253-273, 275-278 & 280

Rule 253 Prohibited vehicles. Motorways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle or car licences, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc, cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 200-203

Rule 200 Choose an appropriate place to manoeuvre. If you need to turn your vehicle around, wait until you find a safe place. Try not to reverse or turn round in a busy road; find a quiet side road or drive round a block of side streets. Rule 201 Do not reverse from a...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 161

Rule 161 Mirrors. All mirrors should be used effectively throughout your journey. You should use your mirrors frequently so that you always know what is behind and to each side of you use them in good time before you signal or change direction or speed be aware that...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 191-199

Rule 191 You MUST NOT park on a crossing or in the area covered by the zig-zag lines. You MUST NOT overtake the moving vehicle nearest the crossing or the vehicle nearest the crossing which has stopped to give way to pedestrians. Rule 192 In queuing traffic, you...

Turning the vehicle around

Overview: To know and understand how to turn your vehicle around on the road Aims: To be able to safely turn your vehicle around on the road, if no roundabout or side street is available. Objectives To be able to turn your car safely in the road Whilst it is often...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 202, 238-252

Rule 202 Look carefully before you start reversing. You should use all your mirrors check the ‘blind spot’ behind you (the part of the road you cannot see easily in the mirrors) check there are no pedestrians (particularly children), cyclists, other road users or...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 99-102

Rule 99 You MUST wear a seat belt in cars, vans and other goods vehicles if one is fitted (see table below). Adults, and children aged 14 years and over, MUST use a seat belt or child restraint, where fitted, when seated in minibuses, buses and coaches. Exemptions are...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 239

Rule 239 Use off-street parking areas, or bays marked out with white lines on the road as parking places, wherever possible. If you have to stop on the roadside: do not park facing against the traffic flow stop as close as you can to the side do not stop too close to...

The Highway Code Rule(s): 170-183

Rule 170 Take extra care at junctions. You should watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, powered wheelchairs/mobility scooters and pedestrians as they are not always easy to see. Be aware that they may not have seen or heard you if you are approaching from behind...