Since 28th July 2020, the Department for Transport (hereby called Dft), has been holding consultation on proposed amendments to the Highway Code. The proposed goal of which is to “introduce a hierarchy of road users, clarify pedestrian and cyclist priority, establish safer overtaking.”
But the RHA has voiced concerns, as they believe the proposed changes will askew the legal liability for collisions towards HGV drivers and those operating larger road vehicles. Additionally, they point out that the new amendments will remove the current advice “…that all road users are aware of the Highway Code and are considerate to others”.
If you wish to read more on the RHA’s stance on this matter, please read here.
If you wish to read the proposed changes under the consultation, please read here.