Before you even get behind the wheel, it’s a good idea to start learning the rules of the road. The sooner you start learning about driving, the easier it’s likely to be. Even after you’ve passed your test, it will always be important to keep this knowledge refreshed and up to date.
The Official Highway Code
This is essential reading for all road users. Make sure you look at the current edition to get the up-to-date rules of the road and advice on road safety.
There are lots of ways of using The Highway Code.
- The Highway Code is available as a book from our online shop, and as an eBook from your device's eBook store.
- View The Highway Code at GOV.UK.
- Get reminders of the rules from The Highway Code Facebook page and share them with friends.
- Follow The Highway Code on Twitter for reminders of the rules.
- Sign up for email alerts about changes to The Highway Code or weekly topical reminders.
- Buy The Highway Code app for an iPhone, iPad or iPod at the App Store to keep the code at your fingertips.
Driving – the essential skills
The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills is a really useful and clear guide to the skills that will help you become a safe driver, including
- good driving techniques
- what to do in an incident, accident or emergency
- maintenance and security
- fuel-efficient driving