Learn the rules of the road

Before you get behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to learn the rules of the road.

The sooner you begin learning the theory, the more confident you’ll be when you start to drive.


The Official Highway Code is essential reading for all road users.

Know Your Traffic Signs is an official source of theory test questions.

Remember - It’s important you keep up to date at every step of your learning journey – even after you’ve passed your test.

Practical tips

The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills, includes really helpful tips on:

  • good driving techniques
  • what to do in an incident, accident or emergency
  • maintenance and security
  • fuel-efficient driving
  • towing
  • driving and the law .

Joined-up learning

Safe Driving for Life have worked with DVSA to produce exclusive eLearning content to support learners with their instructors.

The subscription package uses references to the Highway Code (HC), Know your traffic signs (KYTS) and Driving - the essential skills (DES), to help learners' understanding of the topics covered by the multiple choice theory test:

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