Other information

Metric conversions, useful websites, further reading, the blue badge scheme and code of practice horse-drawn vehicles.

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

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’.

The Blue Badge Scheme

Get information about the Blue Badge Scheme from your council.

Code of Practice for Horse-Drawn Vehicles

The Code of Practice is available from

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

Tel 0300 330 3000

Special types of vehicles

Further information about the use of special types of vehicles under the authority of the Road Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) (General) Order 2003 (STGO) or Special Orders can be found in the Special types enforcement guide.


Further information about towing safely can be found at