Highway Code


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Highway Code

a publication of the Department for Transport that gives guidance for road users. It does not have the force of law but is a relevant guide in civil and criminal proceedings as to reasonable conduct.
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The survey also found that only 43% correctly recognised the Highway Code 'dual carriageway ends' sign, with respondents aged between 17 and 39 being the largest group to answer this incorrectly.
The RAC's head of roads policy, Nicholas Lyes, agrees with the change, adding: "We support the introduction of the 'Dutch Reach' principle to the Highway Code - a small change every motorist can make when exiting their vehicle that can make a huge difference to the safety of cyclists."
Rule 170 of the Highway Code currently says pedestrians have priority if they have already started to cross a road a motorist wants to turn on to, but it says nothing about who has priority if a pedestrian steps off the pavement at the same time a vehicle arrives at a junction.
Road safety campaigners claim the Highway Code is unclear about what drivers should do when turning.
For more information on the rules in the Highway Code visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highwaycode/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82.
He said: "We would like to see specific reference made in the Highway Code to minimum safe overtaking distances."
In an online survey of 400 road users, only 23% said they had read the Highway Code since they passed their practical driving test.
The Highway Code also gives rules for the different types of pedestrian crossings.
Had the writer read the Highway Code or even studied traffic lights himself, he would have noted that in Bahrain, as in the UK, the lights have a different sequence.
IN the article about the positions of cameras a spokesman for the council makes two comments: 1: "We ask road users to abide by the Highway Code."
ANKARA (CyHAN)- According to the law adopted in Turkey in 2012, the scenes from national films with violation of highway code was prohibited in the country, Zaman newspaper reported on Saturday.
The 45-year-old is believed to have told candidates when to use "dui", Mandarin for "yes", on Highway Code questions.
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