Learn the rules of the road

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.

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
  • towing.

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