MAJOR Highway Code changes have came into force from today – with drivers, cyclists and pedestrians urged to brush up the new rules. The n
MAJOR Highway Code changes have came into force from today – with drivers, cyclists and pedestrians urged to brush up the new rules.
The new rules are essentially designed to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders, by targeting larger vehicles with a swathe of new rules.
The biggest Highway Code rule change is the new “hierarchy of vehicles”, which means from midnight the more damage your vehicle can do, the more responsibility you have to ensure you don’t put less-threatening road users at risk.
The hierarchy will be, in order of priority: pedestrians; cyclists; horse riders; motorcyclists; cars/taxis; vans/minibuses, with large passenger and heavy goods vehicles at the bottom.
What that means in reality is that you have ultimate responsibility to ensure you don’t increase the risk for every vehicle above yours in the list.
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