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CHANGES TO THE HIGHWAY CODE

Alert message sent 26/01/2022 16:54:00

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Dear Member
ALL road users should familiarise themselves with the changes to the Highway Code which come into effect on 29th Jan. 

There are changes in 8 important areas:
  • introducing a new hierarchy of road users
  • crossing the road at junctions
  • walking, cycling or riding in shared spaces
  • positioning in the road when cycling
  • overtaking when driving or cycling
  • cycling at junctions
  • people cycling, riding horses and driving horse-drawn vehicles on roundabouts
  • parking, charging and leaving vehicles
Why staying up to date is important
It's important that everyone understands their responsibility for the safety of other road users.
Many of the rules in the code are legal requirements, and if you disobey these rules you’re committing a criminal offence.
If you do not follow the other rules in the code, it can be used in evidence in court proceedings to establish liability.

Further details are available at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-highway-code-8-changes-you-need-to-know-from-29-january-2022

Regards
David

 
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David Alder (NWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Thames Valley)

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