60% of motorists unaware of Highway Code changes, one year after introduction

Charity Cycling UK has called on the government to raise awareness of the updates

Cyclist in London
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Almost two thirds of drivers are still unfamiliar with last year’s Highway Code updates, a YouGov poll has found. 

The changes, which came into force in January last year, sought to improve the safety of vulnerable road users in the UK. A “Hierarchy of Road Users” was introduced, placing pedestrians at the top as the most vulnerable, followed by cyclists, with motorists at the bottom. 

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