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The Highway Code

The Highway Code is one of the most widely recognised books in the country. It lists everything that we must and must not do when driving a car.

It also lists best practice in driving behaviour in areas where the government has decided not to legislate.

We all read it when preparing for our driving tests but most of us never pick it up again.
Every driver should be familiar with The Highway Code.

It is good fleet management practice to provide a copy to all drivers and require they abide by it. The Stationery Office publishes it, or it can be read online at http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Highwaycode/index.htm.

The Driving Standards Agency publishes an excellent book on driving skills, The Official Driving Manual. It is a guide to safe driving written by the experts who set the driving test standards. It covers topics such as manoeuvring, defensive driving, all-weather driving, breakdowns, towing and European driving.

Souce: Managing Your Company Cars: Colin Tourick



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