The Department for Transport (DfT) made changes to the Highway Code on 29 January 2022. Research carried out by Cycling UK in January 2023, suggests that many British drivers are still unaware of changes to the Highway Code made last year. These changes were made to better protect vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.
Please see the list below of 8 changes that you need to know about.
1 Hierarchy of road users
2 People crossing the road at junctions
3 Walking, cycling or riding in shared spaces
4 Positioning in the road when cycling
5 Overtaking when driving or cycling
6 People cycling at junctions
7 People cycling, riding a horse and driving horse-drawn vehicles on roundabouts
8 Parking, charging and leaving vehicles
You can view more information about each of the changes in the list above here.
In total, 10 sections of The Highway Code have been updated, with 50 rules being added or updated. You can find a summary of all the changes in The Highway Code on GOV.UK here.