Highway Code: Proving Responsibility For Road Traffic Accidents

How The Highway Code Is Used To Help Determine Legal Fault In A RTA

In the UK the Highway Code sets our the rules of the road which all road users should adhere to. Breaking the Highway code is not an offence, but in the event of a road traffic accident legal liability is often determined by the reference to the provisions in the Highway Code.

For example, the typical rear end shunt will normally be the responsibility of the driver from behind for not travelling at a safe distance behind the lead vehicle as specified by the Highway Code.

Still the Claimant must prove the claim for compensation and the Highway Code is one of the sources your solicitor will rely on to show legal fault and responsibility.