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Highway Code updated

14 September 2021

 

The British Highway Code was updated on 14 September.  It covers planning for longer journeys to ensure sufficient rest and rukes concerning motorways.

A new version of the Code to include a "hierarchy of road users" is also under preparation. This aims to make roads even safer and follows an extensive consultation involving thousands of drivers, motoring groups and transport organisations.This will ensure that people who can cause the most harm in a collision, such as those in vehicles, bear the "greatest responsibility to reduce the danger they may pose to others". In descending order of vulnerability, these are: pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, motorcyclists and motorists. It places the greatest responsibility on drivers for the safety of other road users. ... The new Code will give greater priority to cyclists and pedestrians, and drivers need to understand that

 

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