The driving rulebook has been amended to include changes to priority for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the responsibility of all road users
The driving rulebook has been amended to include changes to priority for pedestrians and cyclists, as well as the responsibility of all road users in keeping each other safe. The change is due to the new hierarchy of road users, which will be used to establish who is responsible for keeping who safe on Britain’s roads.
For the first time, the law will require those who could cause the greatest harm to others to bear the responsibility of reducing danger.
For example, this means that someone driving a car is more responsible than a cyclist for the safety of both parties.
Among the changes are new guidance about passing distances, using phones while driving, who has priority at junctions, and more.
These proposed changes form part of the Department for Transport’s £338million investment strategy to encourage cycling and walking across the country.
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