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Fri 4 May 2012 11:00 BBC Radio 4

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 04 May 2012

Comedian Dave Brown - member of the Mighty Boosh and a graphic Designer - looks at the history and development of the Highway Code as it becomes an app and e-book. It was first published as a guide ' to all courteous people' in 1931 and became part of the Driving Test three years later. As a boy, Dave would draw the roadsigns on his school book - it might even be the reason he became a graphic artist. On a road trip from London to Brighton in his vintage morris minor called Betty , he meets passengers and drivers to discuss the development of the Highway Code and modern driving manners. He takes cyclist and writer Zoe Williams on a spin to Oxshott, meets fellow graphic artist Nathan Lauder , and arrives in Brighton to chat to racing driver Ben Constandurous about the rules of the race track. Dave concludes by developing a new highway code of his own for modern drivers .

Producer: Janet Graves
A Pennine Production for BBC Radio 4.

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