They say that learning is for life, and this is most certainly the case when it comes to one of the most important skills many people have to master: that of driving a car. Learning to drive is about so much more than sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle and understanding ‘mirror, signal, manoeuvre,’ which is why the test includes theory and hazard perception, the preparation for which requires a close knowledge of the Highway Code. Understanding the rules of the road and the penalties that are issued when they’re not closely followed is not just the responsibility of drivers, it’s also for horse riders, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. Hence The Official Highway Code is essential reading for road users of all levels and experience, and is an especially important reference source for those learning to drive for the first time, as well as for the newly qualified. Including tips to keep new drivers safe in the 12 months after they remove their L-plates, it places importance on being aware, keeping safe and staying courteous at all times.