Tag: Highway Code

Stricter laws concerning mobile phone when driving come into effect 25th Mar 22

As you are (hopefully) aware, it is already illegal to text or make a call (expect in an emergency situation) when using a hand-held device whilst driving. As of 25th March 2022, the law will change to also include taking photos or videos, scrolling through music playlists or play games. People caught doing so will face a £200 Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) & up to 6 points on their license. Drivers' will still be able to use 'hands-free' devices; such a phones…

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Changes to the Highways Code that take effect 29th January 2022

As of 29th January 2022, there will be new additions and/or changes to the Highway Code centred around three main points: A Hierarchy of Road Users is being introduced A change in priorities regarding pedestrians Drivers will be required to give priority to cyclists in certain situations Each other these points is covered in greater detail at this [link].

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RHA calls proposed changes to the Highway Code “Frightening and irresponsible”

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…

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