Bury Council Says Update Your Knowledge to Avoid Fines
25th September 2012
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The advice comes following the recent Driving Standards Agency campaign 'The Highway Code is For Life - Not Just for Learners.'

Councillor Gill Campbell, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and regeneration, said: "Ignorance of the law is no excuse, because the actions of a driver can have a severe impact on others. A road marked with double white lines is not suitable for overtaking due to the nature of the road and the environment, but drivers should also be aware that they are not allowed to stop or park on those roads except to pick up or set down passengers and for this reason the offence carries a fairly hefty penalty."

Ian Lord, Bury Council’s road traffic manager, said: "We don’t take any satisfaction in seeing drivers prosecuted for breaches of road traffic law, but we have a responsibility to make the roads safer for everyone. Drivers can help themselves by refreshing their knowledge and keeping an up to date edition of the Highway Code to hand."

There are no more ways than ever to keep up to date with the Highway Code, as well as in hardcopy the code is now available online at www.direct.gov.uk and via Twitter and Facebook.



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