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Do you know what's changed in The Highway Code?

The rules in The Highway Code are updated when there are changes in the law. How well do you know what's changed in the last 12 months?

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  1. 1. What's the national speed limit for lorries on a single carriageway in England and Wales?

    30 mph
    40 mph
    50 mph
    60 mph
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 50 mph

    The national speed limit for lorries on single carriageways increased from 40 mph to 50 mph on 6 April 2015.

  2. 2. What's the maximum fine for dangerous driving?

    £2,000
    £5,000
    £7,000
    An unlimited fine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There's no limit

    The £5,000 limit on fines for the most serious offences was removed on 5 June 2015. These now carry an unlimited fine.

  3. 3. Officers from which agency have powers to stop vehicles on all roads in England and Wales?

    Driving Standards Agency
    Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

    Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency officers have powers to stop vehicles on all roads, including motorways and trunk roads, in England and Wales. They will attract your attention by flashing amber lights either from the front requesting you to follow them to a safe place to stop, or from behind directing you to pull over to the side by pointing and/or using the left indicator. It is an offence not to comply with their directions. The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency replaced the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency who previously had these powers in April 2014.

  4. 4. What's the legal limit for breath alcohol in Scotland?

    10 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath
    22 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath
    35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath
    42 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    22 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath

    The legal limits for breath alcohol in Scotland was lowered from 5 December 2014. The limit is 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath in England and Wales.

  5. 5. In England and Wales, it's illegal to smoke in an enclosed private vehicle carrying passengers under what age?

    14 years old
    16 years old
    17 years old
    18 years old
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    18 years old

    In England and Wales, the driver MUST NOT smoke or allow anyone to smoke in an enclosed private vehicle carrying someone under 18, including motor caravans. This became law on 1 October 2015.

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