75th anniversary of the Highway Code

This article provides a brief history of the development of the Highway Code, a guidance booklet for UK drivers produced by the government. The first version was launched in 1931 and included extensive information on hand signals; over the following years further editions included traffic signs, information on motorway driving, roundabouts and pedestrian crossings, advice on using a seat belt, not driving after drinking, and use of car-based telephones. In 1931 there were 2.3 million vehicles and 7,000 fatalities: now, although there are over 20 million vehicles, the number of fatalities is about 3,500. (A)

  • Authors:
    • WRITER, STAFF
  • Publication Date: 2006-6

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4-5
  • Serial:
    • INROADS
    • Volume: 27
    • Issue Number: 27
    • Publisher: INSTITUTE OF ROAD SAFETY OFFICERS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Mar 9 2007 8:19AM