Tuesday, 19 February 2019

One in five drivers hasn't read Highway Code in a decade

One in five British motorists have admitted they haven’t brushed up on their Highway Code knowledge for at least a decade. and a third have not brushed up ever since passing their test.

The poll was carried out by Halfords Autocentres, and included over 22,000 drivers, Their findings echo the results of a similar survey conducted by the safety charity IAM RoadSmart in October 2018.

The Highway Code is regularly refreshed and updated, some rules from even just a few years ago may be different to what they are now.

In September 2014, the Code was amended to forbid drivers from throwing anything out of their vehicle, more tweaks were made in November 2018 so that drivers would know how to safely use more advanced tech such as parking their car using a remote control.

Halfords Autocentres’ managing director Andy Randall said: “Our Roadworthiness Quiz has produced some very interesting findings, including that some drivers could benefit from refreshing their knowledge of the rules of the road.”

The Roadworthy Quiz can be found online here


1 comment:

  1. I havent checked the highway code in over 10 years, cant see that anyone does other than keep up to date via the news if im honest!, unless teaching someone else - such as their child to drive!