Drivers warned ‘Highway Code’ rule change comes into force in days!
Click here to read the new rules: https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/roundabouts.html
The changes include encouraging cyclists to ride in the middle of the road in certain situations and requiring drivers and cyclists to give way to pedestrians at junctions.
The Highway Code contains advice and rules for people on Britain’s roads and a total of 49 existing rules are to be updated with new amendments as well.
It is due to became updated on January 29 pending final parliamentary approval to introduce a risk-based hierarchy of road users.
Someone driving will have more responsibility to watch out for people cycling, walking or riding a horse, and cyclists will have more responsibility to be aware of pedestrians.
Other key amendments include clearer guidance for drivers to leave a distance of at least 1.5 metres when overtaking cyclists, and instructing drivers turning into a road to give way to pedestrians waiting to cross.
The changes come into force on Saturday, January 29!