The Highway Code

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Other information

Other information provided by The Highway Code including metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.

Metric conversions

The conversions given throughout The Highway Code are rounded but a detailed conversion chart is shown below.

Miles Kilometres Miles Kilometres
1.00 1.61 40.00 64.37
5.00 8.05 45.00 72.42
10.00 16.09 50.00 80.47
15.00 24.14 55.00 88.51
20.00 32.19 60.00 96.56
25.00 40.23 65.00 104.60
30.00 48.28 70.00 112.65
35.00 56.33 - -

Useful websites

GOV.UK

St John’s Ambulance

St Andrew’s First Aid

British Red Cross

Traffic Scotland

Traffic Wales

Road Safety GB

Ask the police: frequently asked questions database

Traffic Penalty Tribunal (outside London)

Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (inside London)

CycleStreets

Google maps

The RAC

The AA

Traveline

Walkit

European Commission - road safety abroad

Further reading

Best practice

Further information about good driving and riding practice can be found in the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency books ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving - the essential skills’ and ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Riding - the essential skills’. Information specifically for drivers of large vehicles can be found in ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles’ and ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Buses and Coaches’.

The Blue Badge Scheme

Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.

Code of Practice for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

A Code of Practice is available from


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