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Road Safety Week 2022


This year’s National Road Safety Week has launched (November 14-20), with the aim of promoting ‘Safe Roads for All’ and raising awareness of changes to The Highway Code.

Back in January 2022, 50 rules within the Highway Code were either added or updated. However, recent research has suggested many may not have read or even be aware of these changes, leading to a variety of both government and campaign organisations trying to educate road users to improve safety on our UK roads.

Road Safety Week, coordinated by road charity Break, is one such initiative – and one we endorse due to our regular work of supporting those who have been involved and injured in road traffic accidents.

This year’s theme is certainly an important and much-needed one, helping to raise awareness of all road users to the changes that affect them.

Key updates to The Highway Code included the introduction of a hierarchy of road users, prioritising those thought most vulnerable, such as those on foot and bicycle. They also included updates on safe passing distances and the speeds for people driving when overtaking certain types of road users such as people rising horses and cyclists.

For more information on the changes to The Highway Code, please visit gov.uk.

Fosters Solicitors are available to provide expert legal advice regarding these road rule changes, please contact us directly by calling 01603 620508, or follow the links to our relevant services below.

To find out how Fosters Solicitors can help support you through a road traffic accident claim, please follow the links to both our personal injury and road traffic accident claim services.

Our Motoring offence specialists are also available to provide expert support to those charged with a variety of motoring offences, follow this link to find out more about our motoring services.

This article was produced on the 14th November 2022 for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.