Changes to the Highway Code in 2022

One of the changes to come in to effect in 2022 is the change in hierarchy. The changes come in to place on the 29th January and are there to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

Rule H2. Priorities for pedestrians

At a junction, drivers and motorcyclists must give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross.

Rule H3. Drivers to give priority to cyclists in certain situations e.g., on a roundabout

The new rules urge drivers and motorcyclists to give priority to cyclists when turning in or out of a junction or changing lanes.

What other driving laws are changing in 2022?

Other key amendments include clearer guidance for drivers to leave a distance of at least 1.5 metres when overtaking cyclists.