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NEW HIGHWAY CODE RULES 29 JANUARY 2022
The updates to the Highway Code will see a new risk-based hierarchy, which means those that can do the greatest harm have the most responsibility to reduce the danger to others.
- The new Code puts the greatest responsibility on lorries and buses, followed by vans and minibuses, cars, taxis and motorbikes, ahead of cyclists, horse riders and pedestrians.
- There will also be a recommendation for car users to reduce the risk of opening a door into the path of a cyclist by using the hand on the opposite side to the door, as this will often lead to them looking over their shoulder, known as the Dutch Reach technique.
- In a separate move, the government has announced that from 2022, drivers will not be allowed to take photos or videos, scroll through playlists or play games on their phones when driving. Anyone caught using their hand-held device while driving will face a £200 fixed penalty notice and six points on their licence. Drivers can still use devices such as sat-navs and mobile phones using satellite navigation, if they are secured in a cradle.
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