Highway Code changed!
31.05.07 by Buffalo Bill
As you may remember, those nice men at the ministry had decided to insert a clause into the Highway Code recommending that cyclists use cycle routes and cycle facilities…wherever possible, as they can make your journey safer.
Following a high-profile campaign from CTC [and Moving Target!], the Government has agreed to amend the Highway Code to improve cyclists’ safety and to encourage drivers to take more care around vulnerable road users.
In total over 40 rules have been changed to the benefit of cyclists.
The new version makes clear that cyclists have every right to cycle on the road. Rules 61 and 63 state that cycle lanes and cycle facilities, are “not compulsory” and the decision to use them “will depend on your experience and skills”.
Read the whole article here.