birketts – A new hierarchy of road user – will it be enough to effect change in behaviour?


Anyone following the news of late will have seen that on 29 of January 2022, new Highway Code changes were introduced, bringing about a litany of complaints from drivers.

The changes attempt to ameliorate dangers posed to vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. 2020 saw a 46% increase in pedal cyclists on the road compared with the previous year although of course, the excellent weather and the pandemic will likely have had an effect on this figure. Tragically, in the same year, 141 of those cyclists were killed.

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