The main change is that the Code would now include a "hierarchy of road users". This will ensure that people who can cause the most harm in a collision, such as those in vehicles, bear the "greatest responsibility to reduce the danger they may pose to others".
The hierarchy will be, in order of priority: pedestrians; cyclists; horse riders; motorcyclists; cars/taxis; vans/minibuses; large passenger and heavy goods vehicles.
Pedestrians will have priority on pavements and at zebra crossings. A new rule makes clear that at a junction, drivers should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which, or out of which, they are turning.
Cyclists will have priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead. Cyclists should give room when passing pedestrians on shared cycle paths.
The aim of the changes is also to improve guidance for drivers using motorways, including what to do during a breakdown or incident. This follows concern over dozens of fatalities on "smart motorways", where there is no hard shoulder or the hard shoulder is used for traffic.
All 33 proposed changes are listed below, but are paraphrases of the full proposed wording.
Get sufficient sleep before embarking on a long journey
if you feel sleepy, stop in a safe place. Do not stop in an emergency area or on a hard shoulder of a motorway.
It is recommended for emergency use that
you have a mobile telephone containing emergency contacts (e.g. breakdown assistance)
you have high-visibility clothing
Before towing you MUST ensure that both your vehicle and your trailer is in a roadworthy condition. This includes checking that all tyres are legal, the trailer braking system is in full working order and all trailer lights are working correctly
You MUST NOT exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle. A speed limit of 30 mph (48km/h) generally applies to all roads with street lights (excluding motorways) unless signs show otherwise.
Allow at least a two-second gap between you and the vehicle in front on high-speed roads and in tunnels where visibility is reduced. The gap should be at least doubled on wet roads and up to ten times greater on icy roads
On a dual carriageway with three or more lanes, you may use the middle lanes or the right-hand lane to overtake but you should return to the middle lanes and then the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.
Before entering fog check your mirrors then slow down.
If ‘Fog’ is shown on a sign but the road is clear, be prepared for a bank of fog or drifting patchy fog ahead. Even if it seems to be clearing, you can suddenly find yourself in thick fog.
You MUST NOT stop or park on the carriageway, an emergency area or a hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency
Prohibited vehicles. Motorways MUST NOT be used by pedestrians, holders of provisional motorcycle licences, riders of motorcycles under 50 cc (4kW), cyclists, horse riders, certain slow-moving vehicles and those carrying oversized loads (except by special permission), agricultural vehicles, and powered wheelchairs/powered mobility scooters.
Provisional car licence holders MUST NOT drive on the motorway unless they are accompanied by a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) and are driving a car displaying red L plates (or D plates in Wales) with dual controls.
Signs and signals (see ‘Light signals controlling traffic') are used to warn you of hazards ahead. For example, there may be an incident, fog, a spillage or road workers on the carriageway which you may not immediately be able to see
A single sign or signal can display advice, restrictions and warnings for all lanes. Lane specific signs and signals can display advice, restrictions and warnings that apply to individual lanes.
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