Other information

Metric conversions

The conversions given throughout The Highway Code are rounded but a detailed conversion chart is shown below.


Useful websites

Always carry a first aid kit. You could save a life by learning emergency aid and first aid from a qualified organisation, such as the local ambulance services, the St John Ambulance Association and Brigade, St Andrew’s Ambulance Association, the British Red Cross or any suitable qualified body (see ‘Other information’ for contact details).

St John Ambulance

St Andrew’s Ambulance Association

British Red Cross

Department for Transport

Transport Office

Highways Agency – traffic information (England)

LARSOA – road safety

Traffic Penalty Tribunal – parking appeals (outside London)

Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (inside London)

Further reading

Best practice

Further information about good driving and riding practice can be found in the Driving Standards Agency books ‘The Official DSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills’ and ‘The Official DSA Guide to Riding – the essential skills’. Information specifically for drivers of large vehicles can be found in ‘The Official DSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles’ and ‘The Official DSA Guide to Driving Buses and Coaches’.

The Blue Badge Scheme

Information on this scheme can be found on the Department for Transport Website

Code of Practice for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

The Code of Practice is available from the Department for Transport, Transport Technology and Standards Division 6, 2nd Floor, Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR. Tel 0207 944 2078

Road works

A leaflet giving further information on driving through road works can be obtained from Highways Agency Publications, tel 0870 1226 236, quoting reference number HA113/04. For general Highways Agency information, tel 08457 504030 or email ha_info@highways.gsi.gov.uk