Please see below to access the latest guidance from the DVSA - in free, downloadable PDF format - aimed at helping learner drivers to get on the road safely. Please note the download will take a minute or two to download so please be patient.
Download the DSVA 'Learning to drive? The essential guide to getting on the road safely' leaflet (PDF, 586 KB - opens new window)
Download the DVSA 'Learning to drive? The essential guide to getting on the road safely' bilingual (English/Welsh) leaflet (PDF, 736 KB - opens new window)
The Department for Transport's ‘Know your traffic signs' booklet is now available on Direct.gov. You can go to an individual section for images and information on traffic signs, signals and road markings. Or, you can download the booklet in full, free of charge here.
To take a look, go to direct.gov.uk/trafficsigns.
Traffic signs play a vital role in directing, informing and controlling road users behaviour in an effort to make the roads as safe as possible for everyone. This makes a knowledge of traffic signs essential. Not just for new drivers or riders needing to pass their theory test, but for all road users, including experienced professional drivers.
We live in times of change. Society, technology and the economy all play their part in changing the way we travel. New road signs conveying new messages and in new formats are introduced from time to time, so drivers or riders who passed their driving test a few years ago need to keep up to date or run the risk of failing to understand or comply with recently introduced signs.
Having experience is all very well, but it's not enough if your knowledge is out of date. Download your free "know your traffic signs" booklet today on the above link.
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