The Highway Code

The Highway Code is a guide book for road users in Great Britain, published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, and is a publication of rules and guidelines designed to promote road safety. The booklet was first published in 1931, and has become the official road user guide, having been updated continually to reflect current practices. Its standing is so great that a number of rules in it have been reflected in modern traffic law, and failure to adhere to them can result in criminal prosecution.