Motoring law


This section deals with some of the legal aspects of motoring, including the Highway Code. The Highway Code is applicable to England, Scotland and Wales, and there is also the Highway Code for Northern Ireland.

Law enforcement

See Law enforcement for information on:

  • Police powers to stop
  • Various driving offences
  • Offences concerned with vehicle condition and safety
  • Offences concerned with the unauthorised use of vehicles
  • Punishments

Road safety

See Road safety for information on:

  • Offences concerned with vehicle safety
  • Overseas requirements

The road

See The road for information on:

  • The Highway Code
  • Crossings and clamping

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