Consultation launched on Highway Code changes

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Published on 29 July 2020 by Mike Waters

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has invited the public to contribute their views on proposed changes to the Highway Code.

As part of a review held by the Department for Transport, the proposed changes are designed to help improve the safety of vulnerable road users. According to a bulletin sent by the DVSA, the main proposals cover: “ensuring that road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others; making rules on pedestrians clearer; providing guidance on cyclist priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead; and creating guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and horse riders. 

The consultation will be open until 11.59pm on October 27 2020. More information about the proposed changes and details of how to contribute to the consultation can be found here. 

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