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Roadcraft: a timeline  

1955
First edition of Roadcraft published by HMSO.

1960
New edition of Roadcraft. Revised content includes a new introduction (acknowledging the 'human element' as being the primary cause of accidents) and a new chapter on physical and mental requirements of the driver.

1965
First edition of Motorcycle Roadcraft published by HMSO, based on the car edition but includes 'The Ten Commandments of Motorcycling'.

1968
New edition Roadcraft includes a chapter on motorway driving.

1973
New edition of Motorcycle Roadcraft (based on the 1968 edition of Roadcraft).

1977
First major re-write of Roadcraft in an easier to read format. Includes new chapters on positioning and overtaking. The limit point for bends was also introduced.

1978
First major re-write of Motorcycle Roadcraft (based on the 1977 car edition).

1994
First major re-write of Roadcraft since the 1970s - produced jointly by the Police Foundation and The Stationery Office. The National Extension College was involved in the design and structure of this edition to make it even more accessible to the general public.

1996
Re-write of Motorcycle Roadcraft based on the 1994 edition of Roadcraft - produced jointly by The Stationery Office and the Police Foundation.

2000
Towing Roadcraft: the Essential Towing Handbook published by the Police Foundation and the Stationery Office. 

2001
Fleetcraft: the Essential Occupational Driver's Handbook published by the Police Foundation and The Stationery Office. Based on the 1994 edition of Roadcraft with additional information and chapters relevant to fleet drivers.

2005
Roadcraft: the Police Driver's Course on Advanced Driving published. The video follows police drivers on a standard response course at Hendon Driving School.

2007
New edition of Roadcraft published. New material includes additional 3D illustrations and a chapter on mental skills, based on Dr Gordon Sharp's work 'The Human Aspects of Driving'.