Updated Highway Code launches to bring 'rules into 21st century'

Active travel and cycling charities welcome changes that come into place in the UK from Saturday

London cyclists
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The updated Highway Code comes into place, in the UK, from midnight tonight. The government says that changes are "bringing the rules into the 21st century".

However, Cycling UK says that a shift in "entrenched driving behaviour" needs to happen in order for the rules to make roads safer.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.