This commemorative edition of the official Highway Code (updated 2015) celebrates the UK driving test reaching its 80th anniversary. For all motorcycle riders, understanding road law is a legal responsibility and reading the Official Highway Code is essential reading! Every day, on average, one motorcyclist is killed on our roads.
Rules in the Highway Code
Many of the rules in the code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you are committing a criminal offence. You may be fined, given penalty points on your licence or be disqualified from driving/riding. In the most serious cases you may be sent to prison.
Knowing and applying the rules contained in the Highway Code could significantly reduce road casualties. Cutting the number of deaths and injuries that occur on our roads every day is a responsibility we all share. The Highway Code can help us discharge that responsibility.
Extract from Official Highway Code (2015)
Extract from Official Highway Code: if you have a provisional motorcycle licence, you must satisfactorily complete a Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course. You can then ride on the public road, with L plates (in Wales either D plates, L plates or both can be used), for up to two years. To obtain your full motorcycle licence you must pass a motorcycle theory test and then a practical test.
If you have a full car licence you may ride motorcycles up to 125 cc and 11 kW power output, with L plates on public roads, but you must first satisfactorily pass a CBT course if you have not already done so.
Extra resources for learner motorcyclists