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18
Oct

Review of Highway Code Set to Empower Cyclists and Pedestrians

Government to review how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians.

  • review is part of government drive to keep cyclists safe on the roads
  • updated national standard for cycling training published to improve safety awareness of all road users
  • cycling and walking minister Jesse Norman announces new measures for a healthier population

A new and improved Highway Code will help keep cyclists and pedestrians safe on the roads, Transport Minister Jesse Norman announced today (18 October 2018).

The government is set to review guidance on how road users should behave in relation to cyclists and pedestrians, as part of its ambition to drive down unnecessary deaths.

The new Highway Code will highlight how to avoid the dangers of close passing, and encourage people to adopt the ‘Dutch reach’, a method of opening a car door with the hand furthest from the handle, to force drivers to look over their shoulder for passing traffic.

More information: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/review-of-highway-code-set-to-empower-cyclists-and-pedestrians