June 2020 Edition

Road User's Code

Prepared by the Transport Department
Designed by the Information Services Department
Printed by the Government Logistics Department
Copyright Reserved

'Pursuant to the Road Traffic Ordinance, a failure on the part of any person to observe any rule or follow any advice in the Road Users' Code is in itself not an offence, but any such failure may be taken into account in any proceedings (whether civil or criminal, and including proceedings for an offence under the Road Traffic Ordinance) when deciding if a road user was at fault or not and to what extent, and may also be relied on for establishing or negativing any liability under any of these proceedings.

It should however be noted that many of the rules in the Road Users' Code directly reflect the law and a person not observing these rules may be committing an offence.

Changes in legislation may render parts of the Code incorrect. In all instances, the prevailing legislation takes precedence.'