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Shall we change the Highway Code?

7 September 2020

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This consultation ends on 27th October 2020.  The Government says:

"There are 3 main changes that are being proposed through this consultation:

  • introducing a hierarchy of road users which ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others
  • clarifying existing rules on pedestrian priority on pavements and that drivers and riders should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road
  • establishing guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists or horse riders, and ensuring that they have priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead"

Click HERE to see the consultation.