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Buses: Highway Code

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 125520, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of section 223 of the Highway Code that road users must give priority to buses pulling out into traffic.

Answered on

28 February 2022

It is vital that learner drivers have a thorough theoretical knowledge and understanding of driving to become safe and competent drivers. To provide learners with the information needed, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) produces ‘The Highway Code’, ‘Driving – the essential skills’ and ‘Know your traffic signs’.

The DVSA raises awareness of a Highway Code rule if there is evidence to suggest a lack of understanding of the subject area either through candidates getting related theory test questions incorrect, or road safety incidents occurring.