|The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about signals.|
|Rule 103Signals warn and inform other road users, including pedestrians (see ‘Signals to other road users’), of your intended actions. You should always:
Latest Info from the Driving Standards agency, reminding you about how to deal with junctions in case you need a refresher. Check your friends and family are up to date with their highway code. Good topic of conversation if you’re feeling bored or at a loose end after the Olympics. Worth remembering some of the Para- Olympic athletes may be as they are because of a lack of road safety. If you’re near the National Arboreatum check out the wood dedicated to Road traffic Accident victims. It’s well worth a visit.
|The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about road junctions.|
|Rule 170Take extra care at junctions. You should
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Mobile phones and in-vehicle technology
Remember if it’s written in red it’s a law!
So you could be prosecuted for it!
The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. It’s essential reading for everyone. Here’s a reminder about mobile phones and in-vehicle technology.
You MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. You MUST NOT use a hand-held mobile phone, or similar device, when driving or when supervising a learner driver, except to call 999 or 112 in a genuine emergency when it is unsafe or impractical to stop. Never use a hand-held microphone when driving. Using hands-free equipment is also likely to distract your attention from the road. It is far safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding – find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later.
There is a danger of driver distraction being caused by in-vehicle systems such as satellite navigation systems, congestion warning systems, PCs, multi-media, etc. You MUST exercise proper control of your vehicle at all times. Do not rely on driver assistance systems such as cruise control or lane departure warnings. They are available to assist but you should not reduce your concentration levels. Do not be distracted by maps or screen-based information (such as navigation or vehicle management systems) while driving or riding. If necessary find a safe place to stop.