AA the Highway Code (Paperback) - was £2 now £0.62 (Prime) / £3.61 (Non Prime) @ Amazon
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AA the Highway Code (Paperback) - was £2 now £0.62 (Prime) / £3.61 (Non Prime) @ Amazon

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Found 30th JanEdited by:"vassy4u"
Improve your driving standard and stay safe on the road with this comprehensive guide to traffic regulations and laws. The AA has an excellent track record with driving test titles and is the biggest seller of books in the genre after the Driving Standards Agency. With information on roads and road markings, motorways, traffic signs, documentation, the road user and the law, this is essential reading for all drivers - not just those learning to drive.


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Hot from me! Plenty of people on the roads that need a re-read of this it seems.
My pet peeve.

Rule 236.
You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Bought 5... so i can throw them at crap drivers...
Should be a compulsory purchase for BMW drivers...
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Hot from me! Plenty of people on the roads that need a re-read of this it seems.
heat added. .more people should read this.. even if you passed your test :-)
Agreed.
It,'s not the official Highway code which can be found here. Or you can buy a paperback from here. The free online version is obviously the most up to date,

For a bit of fun I challenge a few older members to this mock test. I will send a copy of this book to the lowest score.
Edited by: "nougat" 30th Jan
Does this help with theory test or just basic read
ahenners38 m ago

Hot from me! Plenty of people on the roads that need a re-read of this it …Hot from me! Plenty of people on the roads that need a re-read of this it seems.



except only the people that care actually bother, the ones that need this will never bother. Thats why the government has to spend good money on TV/radio adverts to tell people what the red X means on a motorway gantry
My pet peeve.

Rule 236.
You MUST NOT use front or rear fog lights unless visibility is seriously reduced (see Rule 226) as they dazzle other road users and can obscure your brake lights. You MUST switch them off when visibility improves.

Niz14 m ago

except only the people that care actually bother, the ones that need this …except only the people that care actually bother, the ones that need this will never bother. Thats why the government has to spend good money on TV/radio adverts to tell people what the red X means on a motorway gantry




Sadly, this is very true.
I like most people are guilty of reading it a couple of times before my test 35yrs ago... but i know more than most people who passed their test this millenium... biggest pet hate.. middle lane hoggers.. people who cross solid whites... and berks yhat stop at empty roundabouts... gonna biy it to brush up
I think lots of so called drivers have long forgotten all about this since they were good boys and girls concentrating on passing thier driving test
Bought 5... so i can throw them at crap drivers...
stealth6666 m ago

Bought 5... so i can throw them at crap drivers...


I bought 10 they are worse around here. two at a time and no rush delivery so £5 back in credit

There must be a new non european version along the pipeline
Edited by: "nougat" 30th Jan
Anyone else noticed this new trend of indicating right when exiting a roundabout?

Absolutely ridiculous.
red232 m ago

Anyone else noticed this new trend of indicating right when exiting a …Anyone else noticed this new trend of indicating right when exiting a roundabout?Absolutely ridiculous.


Seen it in France, they must be picking up their bad habits.
stealth66612 m ago

Bought 5... so i can throw them at crap drivers...


Can you throw one at me so I can save myself 62p
Niz43 m ago

except only the people that care actually bother, the ones that need this …except only the people that care actually bother, the ones that need this will never bother. Thats why the government has to spend good money on TV/radio adverts to tell people what the red X means on a motorway gantry


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Buy 100 of these.

Print out stickers saying "You need to read this" and affix to front cover.

The next time someone cuts you up on the road etc, when you catch up with them at the traffic lights, chuck one of these into their passenger seat.

Road rage guaranteed in 10, 9, 8, 7...
Edited by: "dewonderful" 30th Jan
Should be a compulsory purchase for BMW drivers...
You will fail regardless you know or not.. Dvsa a bunch if thefts
19DembaBa192 h, 14 m ago

Does this help with theory test or just basic read


This does help with theory . I have always believed if youve read the highway code properly you'll need never to buy any other books for the theory test.
Many thanks. Just purchased one.
Audi drivers please feel free to take advantage of this amazing piece of literature.
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Does it have a section for BMW drivers on the proper use of indicators hehehe heat. good book, agree more need to read it. But there's a whole generation like my mother who don't even know what the road signs mean because it was never part of their test so many moons ago...
Lovely. Thanks so much. Bought a copy for my husband who is a learner.
The ones most in need of reading the Highway Code these days are pedestrians. They must be out of their tiny minds.
ohholycow56 m ago

Lovely. Thanks so much. Bought a copy for my husband who is a learner.


Does he drive as well?
highway code lawyers: am i required to have my external mirrors folded 'out' when i drive? my internal rear view mirror provides a suitable view to the rear. my quick reading of the highway code, specifically "
Summary of Requirements for Mirrors on Motor Vehicles" says no, but maybe i misread. I dont use the side mirrors much since i'm going so fast nothing behind me ever has any relevance.

for example "each exterior mirror on a vehicle fitted with windows and a windscreen shall be visible to the driver, when in his driving position, through a side window or through the portion of the windscreen which is swept by the windscreen wiper;" is met in my car even when the mirrors are folded in.
portmanteau14 m ago

pet peeve because the rule is obviously daft since front fog lights do not …pet peeve because the rule is obviously daft since front fog lights do not actually blind others or pet peeve because you're one of those kommaneukers who goes nuts when he sees people with their fog lights on despite the clear prohibition of rule 236?


Arhh. Thats answered a question I sometimes ask myself.Now you have said that it makes sense. I think I get your point, "you drive with your front fog lights on purely to annoy other drivers". I might be reading it wrong though as I ran out of breath 2/3rds of the way through the mammoth sentence.
morrig4 h, 52 m ago

Might be worth doing a online test if your lucky or unlucky in taking it …Might be worth doing a online test if your lucky or unlucky in taking it soon... https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/take-official-free-practice-driving-theory-test/car-practice-theory-tests/car-practice-test-one


Pass 44/50 :))
stealth6666 h, 36 m ago

I like most people are guilty of reading it a couple of times before my …I like most people are guilty of reading it a couple of times before my test 35yrs ago... but i know more than most people who passed their test this millenium... biggest pet hate.. middle lane hoggers.. people who cross solid whites... and berks yhat stop at empty roundabouts... gonna biy it to brush up


Agreed up until the stopping at a roundabout comment.

If you have clear visibility of the left and the entrance to the left then yeah keep going. But in a fair few places, visibility is pretty bad until you get almost to the give way line, hence almost having to stop before entering the roundabout.

I find that a lot of people see a small section of roundabout visible to them as clear and they continue at the same speed on approach. If someone is joining from a junction to the left, this is dangerous and wrong. All depends on the road alignment and how it's been designed.
Varlbear11 m ago

Agreed up until the stopping at a roundabout comment. If you have clear …Agreed up until the stopping at a roundabout comment. If you have clear visibility of the left and the entrance to the left then yeah keep going. But in a fair few places, visibility is pretty bad until you get almost to the give way line, hence almost having to stop before entering the roundabout.I find that a lot of people see a small section of roundabout visible to them as clear and they continue at the same speed on approach. If someone is joining from a junction to the left, this is dangerous and wrong. All depends on the road alignment and how it's been designed.


Disagree... often come to roundabouts and there'll be 3 idiots at each junction sat looking at each other...
Varlbear25 m ago

Agreed up until the stopping at a roundabout comment. If you have clear …Agreed up until the stopping at a roundabout comment. If you have clear visibility of the left and the entrance to the left then yeah keep going. But in a fair few places, visibility is pretty bad until you get almost to the give way line, hence almost having to stop before entering the roundabout.I find that a lot of people see a small section of roundabout visible to them as clear and they continue at the same speed on approach. If someone is joining from a junction to the left, this is dangerous and wrong. All depends on the road alignment and how it's been designed.


I'm sorry but that makes zero sense to me. Maybe draw a picture to get your point over.
Thank you 😊
stealth6667 h, 21 m ago

Bought 5... so i can throw them at crap drivers...


Wish I had one earlier today to throw! I was halfway across a pedestrian crossing with the green man showing and a guy in a BMW X3 decides he's had enough of waiting like everyone else and just drives forward into me and a few other people.
nougat9 h, 8 m ago

I'm sorry but that makes zero sense to me. Maybe draw a picture to get …I'm sorry but that makes zero sense to me. Maybe draw a picture to get your point over.


No wonder it doesn't make sense I meant clear visibility to the right.

A couple of roundabouts near us have trees/fauna that obscure vision of the right. Doesn't stop a lot of drivers from assuming it's clear and approaching too fast.

Got 47 in the mock test above - I'll forgive myself for not knowing the time a burn should be cooled - and for waving someone across a zebra crossing.
I went on an AA driver awareness course a few years back. The guy leading the course asked how many of us had read it recently and no one out their hand up. He also said that when we passed our test we signed a form that said we would keep up to date and look through the highway code regularly. How many of us actually do? Great price though so heat from me.
Thank you! Bought one for the wife.
Heat. Handy to have in the glove box to support your argument in a road rage situation
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