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Review of The Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads published

  • Wednesday June 23, 2021

Following a consultation in March this year, Highways England have published a review of the Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads.

The updates include clearer advice on where to stop in an emergency and the importance of not driving in a lane closed by a Red X. The guidance is also being updated on key factors that contribute to safety-related incidents, including driving while tired, unroadworthy vehicles, safe towing, tailgating and driving in roadworks.

In total, Highways england are updating 33 existing rules and two new rules are being introduced, along with six proposed changes to the additional information and annexes within The Highway Code. 88 changes to the proposals have been made as a direct result of the consultation feedback.

The publication paves the way for the updates to become part of The Highway Code later this year.

The results of the publication can be found here:

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