The UK’s Highway Code has been updated to reflect changes to the law relating to driving on smart motorways.

A total of 33 existing rules have been amended and two new rules introduced, with a number of amendments made to the additional information annexes.

These include:

  • clearer advice on where to stop in an emergency
  • the importance of not driving in a lane closed by a Red X
  • the use of variable speed limits to manage congestion
  • updated guidance on key factors that contribute to safety-related incidents, including unroadworthy vehicles, tailgating and driving in roadworks


Visit The Highway Code on GOV.UK.