Highway Code – The Facts

Highway-Code_1873839cWith UK driving theory and practical tests becoming increasingly difficult to pass, a starter point for any body looking to take the initial theory test is a lot of hours study on the highway code. As with any tests taken, as long as you put plenty of hours revision in then you should be able to pass with flying colours, so time and planning is key to taking your theory test.

Most people consider their theory and practical tests to be the hardest tests that they will have to endure in their lifetime, so once these have both been passed it’s a breath of fresh air to be able to fully appreciate being able to legally drive yourself.

The theory test is key to driving, as many questions that are asked you will need to know, and use on a daily basis when you’re out and about in your motor vehicle. After a few years of driving it becomes a second nature to just casually get in your car and drive to your chosen destination, but do you still use the highway code as much as you should be, in fact can you remember all of the highway code?

Taking this in to account the following fun highway code facts should be embedded in your brain and remembered for use in everyday life –

Where must you never overtake?
Double white lines. Double white lines are a warning to the car driver that the road is hazardous.

In adverse weather conditions when should you use your headlights?
When you cannot see for more than 100 metres. You must use your headlights when the weather is poor or when visibility is down to 100 metres (328 feet).

Where should you never park or stop?
On a pedestrian crossing. It is illegal to park on a pedestrian crossing or on the zig-zag lines.

In a built up area, at what time must you not use your horn?
11.30pm and 7.00 am. The exception to this rule is when another road user poses a danger. The sounding of your horn while at standstill is also illegal.

What’s the maximum speed limit for a car on Dual carriage-ways?
70 mph. The maximum speed limit in built up areas is 30mph. On Single carriage-ways you are restricted to 60mph and on a motorway 70mph is the maximum speed limit.

When reaching a roundabout what should you do?
Give priority to traffic approaching from your right. Rule 185. Always give priority to traffic from your right, unless road signs tell you different.

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