Highway Code

Highway Code celebrates 80 years on the road.

By acclaim driving team on 20th April 2011 in News

Highway Code Celebrates 80 Years On The Road

A requirement at some point for every motorist the Highway Code is one of Britain's best selling and most iconic publications - the Highway Code - is now 80 years-old.

The first edition was published on 14 April 1931 in a bid to cut down on the number of road traffic accidents taking place on Britain's roads. Despite the fact there were just 2.3 million motor vehicles at the time, over 7,000 people were killed in road accidents that year.

The Highway Code quickly became the most 'must read' publication for those driving vehicles and using the road and is now recognised the world over. The Highway Code is now used by millions of drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians every year. 

Road Safety Minister Mike Penning said:

"The Highway Code is the official guide to using the roads safely and responsibly.  The Code has helped to save thousands of lives over the last 80 years, which is cause for celebration.

"The Highway Code is not just for new drivers, it holds crucial information for everyone from experienced motorists and motorcyclists to horse riders and pedestrians.

"The publication offers the latest information on the rules of the roads and road safety advice, as well as promoting greater courtesy and understanding among all road users. Its long-standing success is one of the reasons why Britain's roads are among the safest in the world".

You can buy your copy of the Highway Code for the special price of £1.99, from your acclaim driving instructor, or by calling 0800 838 440.

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