I have just bought a book. Although I bought it for 24 times the original cover price, I think I have a bargain. After all, who could fail to admire a book with claims such as these?
This code is put into your hands in the sincere hope that the study and observance of its provisions will make the roads safer and more convenient for you and all others who use the King’s Highway. …In every human activity there is a standard of conduct to which in the common interest we are expected to conform….Respect for the code and for the spirit underlying it is so much a moral duty that its practice should become a habit and its breach a reproach.
There are priceless illustrations too. Look at this gentleman motorist signalling his intentions to a Police Constable.
Not only that – but look at the road sign for a school. Is that back in the days when they were ALL beacons, I wonder?
In case you haven’t guessed by now, the book is a very old Highway Code. Originally sold for 1d, I picked it up at a car boot sale for the equivalent of Two Shillings (10p).
A bargain, don’t you think?