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Useful Highway code information and scheduled road works in Swindon


Julie Murphy’s Driving School will be bringing lots of useful information to pupils learning to drive and qualified drivers. This will consist of useful highway code reminders, highways information for Swindon, Chippenham and surrounding areas keeping you updated on scheduled road works and any article relevant to driving. I hope you find the blogs useful and these will be updated weekly so hope to see you again.

Highway code tip of the week

The use of hazard warning lights

Rule 116 of the highway code states that you may use hazard warning lights to warns others that you are temporarily obstructing traffic. They must not be used for illegal or dangerous parking.

You must NOT use them whilst towing or being towed unless you are on a motorway or unrestricted dual carriageway and you need to inform other road users of a hazard or obstruction ahead. Only use them long enough to advise others of the hazard.

You can read more about the highway code and how to practice in the pupil resources section of this site.

Resurfacing works in Swindon over the next few weeks.

The following roads in Swindon will be affected.

Beaufort Green in Park North (31st Oct for 2 days)

Bisley Close Walcot (31st Oct for 2 days)

Risingham Mead Westlea (1st Nov for 4 days)

Coombe Close Wroughton (1 Nov for 2 days)

Overtown Hill Wroughton (1 Nov for 2 days)

Dunbar Road Wroughton (2 Nov for 2 days)

Hilmarton Avenue Penhill (7 Nov for 2 days)

Rushall Close Penhill (7 Nov for 2 days)

Bratton Close Penhill (7 Nov for 2 days)

Southwick Avenue Penhill (8 Nov 3 days)

Short term road closures

Access to properties will be provided at all times.

Salztgitter road, Swindon: 13th Oct - 23rd Dec (Roundabout and drainage works)

Kingsdown Crossroads, Swindon: 24th Oct - 26th Oct (Resurfacing)

Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon: 24th Oct - 28th Oct (Resurfacing)

Princess Street/Fleming Way, Swindon: 28th Oct from 8 pm overnight (Drainage and resurfacing)

The information listed above was correct at the time of being published but could be subject to change.
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