Motoring Organisations Welcome U.K. Highway Code Changes That See Pedestrians Given Priority On Roads – forbes.com
Still from Cycling UK video showing how priority should be presumed for those traveling straight … [+] ahead. The motorist must therefore cede priority to both the pedestrian and cyclist.
Despite several recent newspaper stories decrying revisions to the Highway Code—the U.K. road safety manual first published in 1931—the U.K.’s main motoring organizations are in favor of the changes.
“Drivers turning into a road should now give way to any pedestrians waiting to cross,” said RAC’s head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes.
He added that changes such as these—which come into force on Saturday—are to be welcomed and “should make the roads safer for the most vulnerable road users, in particular those walking and cycling.”