Highway code changes: new rules for 2022

Changing on 29th January 2022

Did you know that changes are coming to the Highway Code on the 29th January? 8 new rules will be introduced and 49 existing rules will be updated.

One new change that will come into place is ‘A Hierarchy of Road Users’, which consists of 3 different rules: H1, H2 and H3, giving priority to vulnerable road users including cyclists and pedestrians.

The rules explained

H1 = Drivers of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm in the event of a collision bear the greatest responsibility to take care and reduce the danger to others. 

H2 = At a junction, drivers, motorcyclists, horse riders and cyclists should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning.

H3 = You should not cut across cyclists, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles going ahead when you are turning into or out of a junction or changing direction or lane.

For more detailed information on these highlights and the other changes visit the Gov website.

 

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