Highway Code – Two consultations underway!

The first consultation seeks your views on changes to the Highway Code being proposed to improve safety for vulnerable road users, particularly the groups of:

  • cyclists
  • pedestrians
  • horse riders

The main changes being proposed are:

  • 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
  • creating guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and horse riders

You have until 27th October 2020 to read and respond to the consultation online, complete a form or send an email to share your views.

The second consultation seeks your views on changes to the Highway Code being proposed to improve safety on pavements for:

  • wheelchair users
  • people with visual impairments
  • prams or buggies

The main changes being proposed are:

  • extend the London-style ban on pavement parking
  • make it easier for councils to pass laws to prevent pavement parking
  • give councils the power to fine offenders.

You have until 22nd November 2020 to read and respond to the consultation online, complete a form or send an email to share your views.

July 28, 2020
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