What new rules and advice would you like to see included in the Highway Code?
Highways England is giving all drivers a chance to express their views on proposed changes to the national motoring handbook, as part of a four-week consultation process.
Among the suggested updates, Highways England has provided:
The consultation process started on 1st March 2021 and will continue until 23:59 on 29th March 2021. To have your say on the changes, you’ll need to make sure you complete the online response form before the closing date.
Highways England is working together with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to update guidance and ensure journeys on motorways and high-speed roads are made safer. Improving our understanding of what to do in an emergency is another key focus.
Jeremy Phillips, Highways England’s head of road safety, said: “The Highway Code is the go-to guide for road users to help make journeys as safe, efficient and sustainable as possible.”
He admitted that more needs to be done to help motorists understand exactly how modern motorways and high-speed roads operate.
Mr Phillips added that the updated edition of the Highway Code will help inform the next generation of road users, as well as provide important updates to those with “many miles under their belt,” to help us all stay safer.
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