Rules for all types of road users have been updated in The Highway Code to improve the safety of people walking, cycling and riding horses.
Neil Greig, Director of Policy and research at IAM RoadSmart has warned the “vast majority” of drivers will not have checked the Highway Code in years and be unaware of the new rule changes. He has pushed for the Government to “do more to raise awareness” of the changes which launch in a matter of days.
He said: “There is very little evidence from trials or pilot schemes that the new hierarchy or rules will help people feel safer undertaking active forms of travel, which has huge benefits in terms of personal health, local communities and the environment.
“The vast majority of people won’t have read the Highway Code for many years, meaning it is absolutely essential that changes are communicated in a simple, memorable and timely fashion.
“Unfortunately, this has not been the case so far, meaning there is now huge potential for more conflict on the roads rather than less.
“IAM RoadSmart will continue to inform its members and the wider public about such changes.
By LUKE CHILLINGSWORTH
22:08, Tue, Jan 25, 2022 | UPDATED: 22:08, Tue, Jan 25, 2022
At a junction you should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning.
Zebra Crossing – Rather than traffic stopping only when someone has moved onto the crossing – this rule has changed
These are not the only changes, Consult for full details: The Highway Code: 8 changes you need to know from 29 January 2022