—(1) The Minister may prepare a code (referred to in this section as the highway code) comprising such directions as appear to him to be proper for the guidance of persons using roads and may from time to time revise the code by revoking, varying, amending or adding to the provisions thereof in such manner as he may think fit.
(2) The highway code and any revision thereof shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette.
(3) Subject to subsections (1) and (2), the Minister may cause the code and every revised edition of the code to be printed and issued to the public either without charge or at such price as he may think fit.
(4) The Minister may take such other steps as he may think fit for securing that the provisions of the code shall be brought to the notice of the public.
(5) A failure on the part of any person to observe any provision of the highway code shall not of itself render that person liable to criminal proceedings of any kind, but any such failure may, in any proceedings whether civil or criminal and including proceedings for an offence under this Act, be relied upon by any party to the proceedings as tending to establish or to negative any liability which is in question in those proceedings.