New Highway Code includes warning that smoking at the wheel could be dangerous
28 September 2007

The Department for Transport has today issued the new Highway Code. It's the first revision of the Code for eight years, and includes 29 new rules.

Among the new rules is information on the ban on smoking in company cars, and advice that if smoking in a private car you could potentially be prosecuted for driving without due care and attention.

There is also a section for new drivers that aims to help them in their first few months on the road.

Advice includes: "Never show off or try to compete with other drivers, particularly if they are driving badly."

Road safety minister Jim Fitzpatrick rather optimistically said: 'Road safety is a responsibility we all share and everyone should have a copy of the Code to keep their knowledge up-to-date."

To see the new code in more detail, click here.

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