Share the road: cyclist and pedestrian safety awareness for drivers
Updated: Jul 21
There’s nothing quite like a bike ride to invigorate the mind, body and soul. Being outdoors on two wheels is a fantastic way to travel, and is often a pastime deeply rooted in our favourite childhood and family memories. But, like everything, cycling is best done safely. In January 2022, the Highway Code was updated and there were new rules introduced that apply to cyclists, motorists, horse-riders and pedestrians alike.
One of the biggest changes was the introduction of the hierarchy of road users, which was established to bring clarity over many issues, including who has right of way at junctions. There were also other rules added to cover different important aspects of road safety, many of which apply to cyclists.
Naturally, it’s essential that all road users know the rules of the Highway Code, to not only ensure safe and responsible travel but also to avoid receiving any fines or penalties. But as a cyclist, it can be frustrating to sift through the entire catalogue of rules and regulations to find those which apply to you.
Luckily, this thorough guide from ‘Comparethemarket’ clearly outlines the effects of the new rules and how they apply to cyclists. From knowing the correct road position to ride in, to understanding how to safely communicate with other road users, this resource is a must-read for all cyclists.