Highway Code rule changes include big difference at junctions

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Highway Code rule changes include big difference at junctions

Highway Code rule changes include big difference at junctions
2022-01-23 21:03:00
Major changes are coming to the Highway Code within days. There are eight changes to driving laws which will be introduced on Saturday, January 29. Most are based around establishing a 'hierarchy of road users' with pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders taking priority over drivers. Click here for the latest traffic and travel news This is because they are deemed to be the most at risk from serious harm in a collision. One major change relating to this hierarchy involves what drivers do at junctions. From Saturday, drivers turning in or out of a junction must not cut across the path of any road user – including cyclists and people on horses. Pedestrians will also be prioritised at junctions. Can't see this survey? Click here Under current rules, drivers would only have to give way to people on foot if they had already started to cross the road a motorist was turning into. But the new HR rule means priority now goes to pedestrians who are waiting to cross the road. This means that drivers will be expected to give way to pedestrians who are about to cross a road they may wish to turn into. The rule change has sparked concern that not enough motorists will know about the rule and will not give way, putting pedestrians at risk. Find the latest traffic news near you Other new rules include changing how drivers open their car door with a 'Dutch reach' becoming the recommended way to get out. You can read more about that here. Cyclists will also now have priority at roundabouts. Many of the rules in the Highway Code are legal requirements, meaning drivers could be fined or have points added to their licence if they break them. What do you think to the changes to the Highway Code? Let us know in the comments below. To get the latest Hull news, sign up for email updates here. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

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