By Laura Kemp •
Published: 09 Dec 2021 • 16:56
Highway Code changes to protect cyclists and horse riders proposed for January 2022.
After years of campaigning from groups, the UK Government are proposing changes to the Highway Code to protect cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians.
The changes are set to be included in the Highway Code by January 2022 and will establish a ‘hierarchy of road users’ with those most likely to be injured in collisions as a priority.
The hierarchy will be pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders and motorcyclists, with children, older adults and disabled people being the most vulnerable.
The changes cover everything from how drivers should safely overtake cyclists, to new road restrictions.
These Highway Code rule changes target:
Head of Cycling UK Duncan Dollimore said: “These amendments bring not just much-needed clarity on key areas of reducing danger on our roads, such as safe overtaking distances of people walking, cycling or horse riding, but also through the new ‘hierarchy of road users’”
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