Tuesday 14th April 1931
The Highway Code was first issued in Great Britain by the Ministry of Transport. It cost one penny, and contained just 18 pages of advice. The Code included information for horse drawn vehicle users, and was chock-full of quaint diagrams of hand signals – a rather nattily dressed gentleman with a hat featuring in an open-top car. It also contained adverts, with the AA, RAC, Castrol, BP, and two magazines featuring, as well as an insurer, Motor Union Insurance Limited of St James’s Street in London .