Useful Information

This page contains useful information such as metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.

Metric conversions

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

MilesKilometresMilesKilometres
1.001.6140.0064.37
5.008.0545.0072.42
10.0016.0950.0080.47
15.0024.1455.0088.51
20.0032.1960.0096.56
25.0040.2365.00104.60
30.0048.2870.00112.65
35.0056.33

Useful information websites

 

The Blue Badge Scheme

Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.

Code of Practice for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

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
London
SW1P 4DR

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.

Towing

Further information about towing safely can be found at

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