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Highway Code

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any further information about the publication of the Green Paper on the Highway Code.

The Green Paper, embodying a draft revision of the Highway Code, will be published on Tuesday 28th January and time will be allowed to debates in both Houses in due course. Some extra items for inclusion have arisen since the Green Paper went for printing and these are listed below.DANGEROUS GOODS SYMBOLSA page of the most common dangerous goods labels as used on vehicles carrying dangerous substances.WHAT TO DO AT THE SCENE OF AN ACCIDENTGeneral advice, with additional instructions on what to do when a vehicle involved is carrying dangerous substances.SPEED OF VEHICLES WHEN JOINING OR LEAVING A MOTORWAYAmendment of Rules 139 and 164 to expand the advice about speeds when joining or leaving a motorway.UNDER-USE OF LEFT HAND LANE ON MOTORWAYSAdditional advice in Rule 163 to emphasise the general advice in Rules 145 and 146 about use of the left-hand lane on motorways.USE OF WHITE STICKS BY BLIND PERSONSAmendment of penultimate sentence of Rule 46 to remove some ambiguity.REVISED SPEED LIMITSRevised captions for two traffic signs on page 42 and amendments to The Law's Demands section following the revision of speed limits with effect from 16th December 1974.LOOK OUT FOR MOTORCYCLISTSAn additional rule emphasising the need for drivers to look out specially for two-wheeled vehicles.TINTED VISORS, SUN GLASSES, ETC.New rule advising drivers not to use tinted visors, sun glasses, etc., at night or in poor visibility.