"Many drivers don't look at the Highway Code
regularly after they've passed their test, but no-one's memory is perfect and it's crucial to read and understand the most recent version of the Highway Code
for the safety of all road users."
The RAC's head of roads policy, Nicholas Lyes, agrees with the change, adding: "We support the introduction of the 'Dutch Reach' principle to the Highway Code
- a small change every motorist can make when exiting their vehicle that can make a huge difference to the safety of cyclists."
Rule 170 of the Highway Code
currently says pedestrians have priority if they have already started to cross a road a motorist wants to turn on to, but it says nothing about who has priority if a pedestrian steps off the pavement at the same time a vehicle arrives at a junction.
Road safety campaigners claim the Highway Code
is unclear about what drivers should do when turning.
For more information on the rules in the Highway Code
In an online survey of 400 road users, only 23% said they had read the Highway Code
since they passed their practical driving test.
The Highway Code
also gives rules for the different types of pedestrian crossings.
Please can we let the highway code
rule and stop these ridiculous suggestions?
The agency believes some candidates never bothered to learn the Highway Code
because they knew Ng would get them through.
I do my best to ride courteously and strictly in accordance with the Highway Code
, always wear high-visibility clothing and a helmet and am lit up like a Christmas tree at night, including head torch to be seen by joining traffic above parked cars.
Summary: The Minister of Equipment and Transport, Aziz Rebbah, deemed it necessary to review certain provisions of the Highway Code
in consultation with professionals and civil society.
[ClickPress, Thu Nov 24 2011] Elephant.co.uk, an online car insurance provider and member of the Admiral Group, has announced new research which reveals how quickly people forget the Highway Code
after having to memorise it for their driving test.