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Using the Highway Code
You can break the law when you’re a driver in all sorts of ways, and not all of them involve driving. Under the Road Traffic Act 1974, it’s illegal to blow your horn while the car is stationary, and if the car is moving, you can’t sound the horn between 11.30 p.m. and 7 a.m. on most streets unless there’s a danger to another moving vehicle. It’s against the law to park illegally or to go without road tax or a valid MOT certificate (see the earlier section ‘Owning a car’).
The best way of making sure that you keep up to date with the law on driving is by reading the Highway Code from time to time – and a current edition at that. You can get a copy from most bookshops or bigger newsagents or check it out at https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/highway-code-road-safety.
The Highway Code lists the rules of the road for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.
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