Metric conversions

The conversions given throughout The Highway Code are rounded but a detailed conversion chart is shown below.

Miles Kilometres Miles Kilometres
1.00 1.61 40.00 64.37
5.00 8.05 45.00 72.42
10.00 16.09 50.00 80.47
15.00 24.14 55.00 88.51
20.00 32.19 60.00 96.56
25.00 40.23 65.00 104.60
30.00 48.28 70.00 112.65
35.00 56.33

Useful websites


St John’s Ambulance

St Andrew’s First Aid

British Red Cross

Traffic Scotland

Traffic Wales

Road Safety GB

Ask the police: frequently asked questions database

Traffic Penalty Tribunal (outside London)

Parking and Traffic Appeals Service (inside London)


Google maps


The AA



European Commission – road safety abroad

European New Car Assessment Programme

Further reading

Best practice

Further information about good driving and riding practice can be found in the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency books ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving – the essential skills’ and ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Riding – the essential skills’. Information specifically for drivers of large vehicles can be found in ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles’ and ‘The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Buses and Coaches’.

The Blue Badge Scheme

Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.

Code of Practice for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

A Code of Practice is available from

Department for Transport
International Vehicle Standards
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road

Tel 0300 330 3000