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The Highway Code – Must and Must Nots

The Highway Code – Must and Must Nots
George Trout
  • On November 13, 2015

The Highway Code contains both advice and requirements by law.

Gov’s website provides a comprehensive list of the Highway Code.

Using this, learner drivers can easily identify which codes of conduct are required by law (these are referred to as MUSTS or MUST NOTS) and which are advice to drivers (these are referred to as SHOULD / SHOULD NOTS or DO / DO NOTS).

Failure to adhere to a law requirement can result in penalty points, fines and in worst case scenarios, a prison sentence, even if you are just a learner driver.

Highway Code Confusion

Here are a few regulations found in the Highway Code that might be confused as a suggestion, when in fact they are mandatory laws:

The Highway Code is a valuable tool for all drivers, fully licensed and learner. Make sure to keep up to date with its latest versions and amendments by regularly checking the Gov website.

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