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77% of drivers don’t read Highway Code, DVSA says

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The DVSA is urging drivers to make sure they keep up to date with the rules of the road.

The call comes after an online survey, using a sample of 400 drivers, revealed that less than 23% of drivers read the Highway Code after passing their test.

In response, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has been encouraging drivers to sign up to receive reminders and updates about the Highway Code on email or social media.

The Highway Code already more than 50,000 Twitter followers and 38,000 likes on Facebook.

DVSA has now updated the online version of the Highway Code to make it easier to find rules and see recent changes.

Lord Ahmad ,transport minister, said:

“The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users – not just those who are learning to drive.

“It’s now easier than ever to keep up to date with the Highway Code and the rules of the road.

“Making sure all road users keep their skills and knowledge up to date will help to keep Britain’s roads amongst the safest in the world.”

Road users can keep up to date with the Highway Code and get regular reminders about the rules on Twitter and Facebook as well as receive email updates.

Last year the DVSA sought feedback from those who have already signed up for the Highway Code social media alert service.

It said that 83% of respondents reported that their knowledge has improved since signing up to the service, and 63% of respondents said that they have used the road differently.

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