This page contains useful information such as metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.
The conversions given throughout The Highway Code are rounded but a detailed conversion chart is shown below.
Useful information websites
- UK Driving Skills
- St John Ambulance
- St Andrew’s First Aid
- British Red Cross
- Highways England
- Transport Scotland
- Transport Wales
- Traffic England
- Traffic Scotland
- Traffic Wales
- Road Safety GB
- Ask the police: frequently asked questions database
- Traffic Penalty Tribunal (outside London)
- London Tribunals (inside London)
- European Commission – road safety abroad
- European New Car Assessment Programme
Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.
A Code of Practice is available to download from this link, or you can obtain a printed copy from:
Department for Transport
International Vehicle Standards
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road
Tel 0300 330 3000
Special types of vehicles
Further information about the use of special types of vehicles under the authority of the Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003 (STGO) or Special Orders can be found in the Special types enforcement guide.
Further information about towing safely can be found at