The Highway Code’s introduction will be updated to include a ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’ and new Rule H1. This is to ensure that road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to other road users.
The objective of the hierarchy is not to give priority to pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders in every situation, but rather to ensure a more mutually respectful and considerate culture of safe and effective road use that benefits all users.
The Highway Code – changes coming into force in January 2022
As of 29 January 2022, new regulations will come into force aimed to improve road safety for vulnerable road users.