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The Highway Code


This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone.

The most vulnerable road users are pedestrians, particularly children, older or disabled people, cyclists, motorcyclists and horse riders. It is important that all road users are aware of the Code and are considerate towards each other. This applies to pedestrians as much as to drivers and riders.


MUST

Users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Animals

Cyclists

Motorcycles

On all journeys, the rider and pillion passenger on a motorcycle, scooter or moped MUST wear a protective helmet.Helmets MUST comply with the Regulations and they MUST be fastened securely. (It is also advisable to wear eye protectors, which MUST comply with the Regulations).A pillion passenger who MUST sit astride the machine on a proper seat.If you have a provisional motorcycle licence, you MUST satisfactorily complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course.To obtain your full motorcycle licence you MUST pass a motorcycle theory test and then a practical test.For riders aged 24 or over. To obtain a category A licence you MUST successfully complete a CBT course, pass the motorcycle theory test and pass the practical motorcycle test.A moped MUST have an engine capacity not exceeding 50 ccTo ride a moped, learners MUST be 16 or over, have a provisional moped licence and complete CBT training.You MUST first pass the theory test for motorcycles and then the moped practical test to obtain your full moped licence.You MUST ensure your vehicle and trailer comply with the full requirements of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations and Road Vehicles Lighting RegulationsYou MUST report to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) any health condition likely to affect your driving.You MUST be able to read a vehicle number plate, in good daylight, from a distance of 20 metresIf you need to wear glasses (or contact lenses) to do this, you MUST wear them at all times while driving.

General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders

Using the road

Road users requiring extra care

Driving in adverse weather conditions

Waiting and parking

Incidents

Level crossings

Tramways


MUST NOT

Pedestrians

Users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters

Animals

Cyclists

Motorcycles

General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders

Using the road

Waiting and parking

Motorways

Road works

Level crossings

Tramways





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