The current text of the Rules of the Road dates from 1995. I am conscious of the fact that the booklet needs to be revised to reflect changes made in road traffic laws over the past seven years. A limited review was instigated in 1999, however as this was not completed in advance of the passage of the Road Traffic Act 2002, a more comprehensive review is now required.
The review will encompass the advances being progressed under that Act and will also include the results of a separate review of speed limits that I announced recently. It is my intention that the proposed review will include a broadly based consultative process and that a new booklet will be made available as soon as possible after that process is completed.