Highway Code Updated

January 26, 2019
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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently announced that the Highway code has been updated to provide more detailed advice on safely using remote control parking and motorway assist functions.

Under mobile phones and in vehicle technology rule 149 confirms that You may park your vehicle using a legal hand-held remote control app or device but you should not put others in danger when using it.

Rule 150 confirms the driver is responsible for the vehicle when using driver assistance systems and remote control parking.

Rule 160 confirms any driver assistance systems should be used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.

Rule 239 advises that before using a hand held parking device you must make sure it is safe to do so and you must remain in control of the vehicle at all times.

The full highway code can be read on the Gov.UK website at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code