Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Happy Birthday Highway Code
The Highway Code is 80 today!
Boring, boring, boring - after all, it's only what you must do to pass your test, right? A bit like all those skool textbooks: used to get what you wanted, and immediately forgotten thereafter.
I'm a big fan of the Highway Code, as it happens. Everything you need to know is in there, and if everyone drove according to its (quite reasonable) guidance, accidents would be few and far between. Sometimes what it says is a bit obvious, but then it has to cater for a readership from the barely literate up to winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. In its structure and detail, it's a model of clarity. And so it should be, after 80 years of development.
The IAM is conducting a survey on attitudes to the Highway Code. You don't have to be a member to take part. Poll is here.
UPDATE: the IAM site seems to have fallen over for the time being. It was fine earlier today. If you want to take the survey, perhaps try later. (Perhaps posting a link to them here gave them more traffic than they could cope with? Nice thought.)
UPDATE TO UPDATE: The links to the site and polls seem to be working fine now (Thursday 18:00)