Monday, 31 January 2022

Changes to the Highway Code.


 

The Highway Code introduces some major changes which came into effect on 29th January 2022.

Many of the changes formalise basic driving rules/guidance and will ultimately protect vulnerable road users.

The new rules promote and improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders – priority will have to be given to pedestrians who are waiting to cross a road. Currently, vehicles have priority of way at junctions but the new rules require drivers to give way to pedestrians instead.

The Highway Code will also introduce changes which will prevent drivers from cutting across cyclists going straight, when they are turning at junctions. This will mean a driver cannot overtake a cyclist and turn at a junction and must wait behind the cyclist if they are cycling straight ahead. This is irrespective of whether the cyclist is in a cycle lane. Cyclist will also be able, to cycle in the centre lane to make themselves more visible.

Let’s all keep our roads safe for all users, if you are involved in an accident or require advice regarding personal injury, you can all our team on 0800 975 6066.