Changes to the Highway Code

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Changes to the Highway Code

Published 7 December 2021

On 1 December, the Department for Transport laid before parliament the statutory instrument necessary to implement the proposed changes to the Highway Code, which will give pedestrians priority over motorists at crossings and establish a hierarchy of road users with the aim of making the roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

These are substantial changes that will affect all road users, who will need to be made aware of them. The government has announced that it will launch an awareness-raising campaign and, led by THINK!, will develop behaviour change communications aimed at both motorists and vulnerable road users. We welcome these moves.

See here for a more detailed explanation of the changes.

The changes will take effect on 29 January 2022.

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Peter Allchorne

Peter Allchorne

Bristol

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Michael McCabe

Michael McCabe

London - Walbrook

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Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall

Bristol

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