September 14, 2021
If you’re learning to drive or ride, you’ll no doubt be studying the Highway Code to learn the rules of the road.
From today there are changes to the rules on using motorways, so it’s as important as ever that you “check the Code” – and continue to do so on a regular basis.
The rules in the Highway Code are updated when there are changes in the law.
New rules may be added while you are preparing for your practical test, or after you have passed. There have been 15 changes since 2015 alone.
That means it’s really important to stay up to date, whether you’ve only had one lesson or held a licence for years.
The changes made as of today refer to guidance on smart motorways. A total of 33 existing rules will be amended and two new rules introduced, with a number of amendments made to the additional information annexes.
It’s easy to keep up to date with the Highway Code, and any other future changes, online.
The Highway Code on GOV.UK allows you to:
There’s also an official Highway Code app.
You can follow @HighwayCodeGB on Facebook to get regular road safety reminders and news of any updates. Follow Flint Insurance on Instagram & Twitter (@Flint_Insurance) or check back here regularly for more updates.
Over the coming months you should anticipate further changes to the Highway Code; they will keep you informed of these by email, on GOV.UK and on social media.