The Revised Highway Code

February 2022 — You will have seen headlines about changes which have upset some motorists. What are they?

The basic change is placing road users most at risk in the event of a collision”, at the top of the hierarchy requiring the most protection.

This will challenge many of our current motoring behaviours and will take time to bed in. A concise summary of the changes is available at

Cycling UK, which campaigned many years for these changes, has published a 2.5 minute YouTube video which visualises many of the key changes really well.

How can we as cyclists help?

How about: As most of us are also motorists we can take a lead by learning the new rules and putting them into practice.

For example:

Consider the driver in the blue car intending to turn left this junction. 

Highway code question

A question. You know what most drivers would probably do now but what should he/she do in future?

Answer: See H2 - Rule for drivers, motorcyclists, horse drawn vehicles, horse riders and cyclists.

At a junction you should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning.


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Posted by Ashley McCraight