Nearly one-in-four motorists hasn’t picked up a Highway Code since they first passed their driving test, according to data gathered by Halfords Autocentres.
The nationwide servicing and repair chain surveyed over 22,000 drivers as part of its Roadworthiness Quiz, which revealed the disturbing statistic.
A total of 36% of drivers confessed to not reading the rules of the road since passing their driving test, with one-in-five drivers (20%) admitting it was over a decade since they picked up the road users’ manual.
If you haven’t looked at the Highway Code in a while, then maybe you should get hold of the latest copy now. Published by the DVSA, it is an essential publication for all road users.
DVSA chief driving examiner, Mark Winn told Viewpoint, “DVSA’s priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving.
“The Highway Code is essential reading for all road users – not just those who are learning to drive. It’s easier than ever to keep up to date with the Highway Code and the rules of the road online.
“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.”
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The Official Highway Code can be read at – www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code
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