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Highway Code changes informed by Logistics UK
Logistics UK has been engaging closely with the review of the Highway Code, through consultation responses and meetings with officials from the Department for Transport (DfT), since 2020.
In its response to the consultation on these proposals affecting vulnerable road users, Logistics UK raised its concerns about the presumed liability arising from the new Hierarchy of Users’ rule and about cyclists passing large vehicles to the left. However, DfT has listened carefully to the business group’s concerns and has amended the guidance accordingly.
Denise Beedell, Public Policy Manager, Logistics UK, said: “Whilst we still have concerns, our calls for all road users to understand their responsibility for the safety of others have been heeded and some of the wording has been amended in line with our response, particularly in relation to the Hierarchy of Users’ rule, new guidance on changing pedestrian and cyclist priorities and passing large vehicles to the left.”
Logistics UK also requested stronger guidance regarding bicycle training, which, following direct engagement with officials working on the review, has been added to Annex 1 of the Highway Code.
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Published On: 13/01/2022 16:00:26