New roundabout rules all drivers need to be aware of…

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New roundabout rules all drivers need to be aware of…

New roundabout rules all drivers need to be aware of come into force this month
2022-01-19 13:08:00
Towards the end of January, drivers can expect to see new Highway Code rules come into force. The new rules include ones road users will need to be more aware of when approaching roundabouts. Another rule tells drivers how to open a car door correctly – with an increasing number of people reportedly being injured in incidents involving car doors. Read more stories on traffic and travel here. One change under the signals and position section will advise drivers of who has right of way in certain situations. The new section under rule 186 says road users should give priority to cyclists on roundabouts, Bristol Live reports. It states: “You should give priority to cyclists on the roundabout. They will be travelling more slowly than motorised traffic. “Give them plenty of room and do not attempt to overtake them within their lane. Allow them to move across your path as they travel around the roundabout. “Cyclists, horse riders and horse drawn vehicles may stay in the left-hand lane when they intend to continue across or around the roundabout and should signal right to show you they are not leaving the roundabout. “Drivers should take extra care when entering a roundabout to ensure that they do not cut across cyclists, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles in the left-hand lane, who are continuing around the roundabout.” Your Hull Live email newsletter Get the latest updates from across Hull and East Yorkshire direct to your inbox with the free Hull Live newsletters. You can sign up very simply by following the instructions here Another change on the Highway Code will advise drivers on the best technique to open a vehicle's door. Commonly known as the 'Dutch Reach', the technique aims to encourage drivers to look over their shoulder and check for other road users when opening the door. According to CyclingUK, every year more than 500 people across England, Wales and Scotland are injured because someone opens a car door into their path. Another change to the Highway Code this month could see drivers being fined £200. Drivers who touch their mobile phone could face six points on their licence on top of the fine from January 29. To get the latest news from Hull Live, sign up for email updates here. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will auto-play soon8CancelPlay now

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