How well do you know your highway code?

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

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Motorists are putting the lives of themselves, pedestrians and other drivers in danger by not being fully knowledgeable of the Highway Code, according to a recent study.

Goodyear's annual Test the Nation survey found that many motorists are increasing the likelihood of an unexpected car insurance claim by not understanding rudimentary road rules and signs that are outlined in the Highway Code.

The study found that 44 per cent of drivers believe that an amber and red traffic light shown together constitutes continue with caution, but it actually represents stop.

As well as this, 30 per cent believed that they had no responsibility to stop at a zebra crossing if a person was waiting to cross, while a quarter could not recognise a "no right turn" sign.

Michelle Fisher, Goodyear's brand manager, said: "These statistics highlight the massive gap between what we think we know and what we actually know about road safety."

The study also found that a sixth of drivers simply ignore road signs when they are unsure what they stand for.

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