Highway Code - out for consultation

1 Sep 2020

The government is currently reviewing the Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders. We encourage you to find out how this may affect you and your business. We urge you to respond to the open consultation that closes on 27 October 2020.

It is important for all champions to respond individually to the consultation, however, CLOCS will also respond directly. Members of the CLOCS Strategy, Standards and Governance will work together to ensure the interests of all CLOCS stakeholder groups are represented fairly in our submission.

The main alterations to the code being proposed are:

  • introducing a hierarchy of road users which ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others
  • clarifying existing rules on pedestrian priority on pavements, to advise that drivers and riders should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road,
  • providing guidance on cyclist priority at junctions to advise drivers to give priority to cyclists at junctions when travelling straight ahead
  • establishing guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists and horse riders

Respond nowconsultation closes on closes on 27 October 2020