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The Original Highway Code [Hardcover]

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10 April 2008

Take a nostalgic look back at a bygone age of motoring with these fascinating facsimiles of Highway Code booklets from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties.

The first Highway Code (1931) examined in detail

Full facsimile reproduction of the second Highway Code (1935)

Full facsimile reproduction of the third Highway Code (1946)

Full facsimile reproduction of the fourth Highway Code (1954)

Each facsimile is accompanied by a commentary highlighting the dramatic changes to Britain's roads as well as the increasing numbers of vehicles using them, demonstrating how the Highway Code kept pace with the changing time.


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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Michael O'Mara (10 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843172925
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843172925
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 10.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 437,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Here is one of the most entertaining books you will find for anyone interested in the history of motoring in the UK. -- International Express

This is a delightful trip back in time, a book that oozes sufficient charm to woo the average French president. -- The Sunday Telegraph, April 20 2008

"The booklets are a fascinating illustration of changing times, from the instructions for signalling with your whip before the introduction of indicators to the appearance of traffic lights in the fifties. A fantastic gift for everyone interested in motoring."
-- Yorkshire Evening Post, April 08

Fascinating... beautifully produced little hard-cover publication that contains a wealth of factual information overlaid with lashings of delightful motoring nostalgia. -- Blackmore Vale Magazine, April 08

It's one of the most entertaining books to have landed on our desk... With printed reproductions from the Thirties, Forties and Fifties, it makes for a fun peek into our motoring past.
-- Daily Express, April 26 2008

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 11 Feb 2010
Format:Hardcover
Your interest in this book will probably depend upon your age. I found some of the facts about how the Highway Code and signage began very interesting. Even my children who are now grown up were interested in the early road signs. Probably the most interesting fact was the 'Stopping Distances' - they are the same in the latest 2007 edition as they were in the 1946 edition! Everyone who has picked up the book to flick through it has also spent a little time reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Before my time lol 5 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover
Interesting little book showing reprints of the first versions of the highway code.

I am a Driving Instructor and my clients found it interesting also when I showed them some of the rules contained within the books.

I use some of the information anecdotally when giving talks to groups on road safety.

A great buy
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5.0 out of 5 stars good buy 14 Feb 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A bit of fun if your interested in the early Highway code books
This is a hard back book I bought a second hand one looks like new
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5.0 out of 5 stars Real History 15 Mar 2013
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It is very well presented illustration of driving rules over the years ... a joy to see and reflect on
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting 13 Feb 2013
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Very interesting to see how things have, or haven't, changed over the years and to learn about some of the history behind motoring in Britain.
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