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Product details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Stationery Office Books; New Ed edition (28 Sep 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0115528148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0115528149
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 21 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (744 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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No serious driver should be without a copy [The Official Highway Code] in their glovebox. -- Driving Magazine February 2008

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The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. Information on road casualties is available on the Department for Transport website www.dft.gov.uk. The DSA aims to promote road safety through improving driving standards, testing drivers and riders fairly and efficiently, maintaining the registers of Approved Driving Instructors and Large Goods Vehicle Instructors and Post Test Motorcycle Trainers as well as supervising basic training for learner motorcyclists.

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496 of 551 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Philip Clift on 5 Jun 2011
Format: Paperback
This was a reluctant purchase; having committed a heinous crime, (38 in a 30 limit) and wishing to avoid three points, I was sentenced to four hours of "Death By PowerPoint," sometimes called a "Speed Awareness Course." I could argue that I was well aware of what speed was beforehand - awareness wasn't the problem, it was sheer carelessness, but we'll let that pass. However, as part of the punishment, I had to fork out for an up-to-date copy of this excellent book. (You might think that as the accompanying fine - sorry, "fee" - was £80, they'd include it, but no.)

Although the course referred only three times, and very briefly, to this great work of English literature, I found I was immediately hooked and absorbed, not so much by the characters, but certainly by the plot. The characters seem somewhat two-dimensional, although the author places them with some skill into a variety of different, and in some cases jolly dangerous, scenarios!

I won't spoil things for you by revealing the plot, but be assured it has so many twists and turns, you'll be left as stunned as I was at the plotmaster's ingenuity. Sometimes, you'll feel as if the characters are heading up a one-way street, then perhaps into a cul-de-sac or over a hump-back bridge, but somehow they manoeuvre their way out and merge back into the mainstream with little more than a glance over the shoulder, a look in the mirror, and a smooth prod of the "loud" pedal... sometimes in a roundabout way, (giving way to other characters approaching from the right) but often more directly, too.

Definitely a book for those sleepless nights or long plan journeys; thrilling, edge-of-seat stuff that I recommend highly. My deep thanks to Amazon for inviting me to offer my review of "The Highway Code."
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By David on 3 Sep 2013
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I have to admit its more than 30 years since I did my basic test, and 25 since I did an advanced test with the IAM. At that point I knew the highway code thoroughly. But things have changed: trams, mobile phones, sat navs, highway agency, active traffic management and adverse weather - It was always sunny in the old days.

I have just started working towards doing another advanced test (this time with ROSPA) and want to be fully acquainted with rules of the road - hence the purchase.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By tunna2 on 24 Feb 2012
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A very informative booklet,

A lot of drivers could do with buying and re-reading this booklet

Warning once read may lead to improved and courteous driving at islands and junctions
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Molen on 21 Feb 2009
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Great wee book I bought for my Granddaughter as she is now taking driving lessons. Previously bought her the cd but this is far more useful. Great delivery.
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46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By T. Manwaring on 24 Jun 2008
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As has been mentioned - all drivers should have a copy of this book as it lays out very simply exactly what you should and shouldn't do in most situations on the road.
So many of us drive, ride or use the roads and we need to understand the ground rules - for less than the price of a pint, you can use it to dazzle your team-mates in pub quizzes, or settle those perennial arguements (what is the speed limit for a van on a dual carraigeway anyway?).
It's an absolute bargain - so if you find yourself frustrated by modern road designs and signs, or get confused by how to deal with some of the strange new junctions - get a copy.
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48 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Mark Lake on 29 Oct 2007
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It is evident that most drivers on the road either have lost the ability to read, or they're completely ignorant and simply cannot be bothered to be knowledgeable of the current rules and laws of the roads and road safety. Just for learners indeed! RUBBISH! If drivers simply took the time to have a look through this simple guide, people would be aware of the simple things such as when you can and cannot use a bus lane, and which lane you are supposed to be in when using a roundabout, and the list goes on.

I simply believe that ALL drivers should have a copy of The Highway Code and be up to date with road safety and the laws. Then some of these pretty pictures on grey poles on the sides of roads may actually make sense to the dim witted behind the wheel, and no longer wonder why they get nasty looks and unsociable hand signals from other drivers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By H R cheeseman on 13 Dec 2013
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Bought this as extra help for my son who was going to take his theory test, it was a great help and has since passed.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful By K. Amirineni on 27 Mar 2010
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If you are looking to take theory test then this Highway code book alone is not enough. It has all the information, but you have to buy a CD/DVD to better practice in question format. Specially hazard perception need a lot of pratice on computer. Driving test Success DVD is highly recommended. Just took the theory test and passed first time.
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