Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Highway code new changes hit cyclists!

I've heard that there's a new Highway Code in production and that some of the new rules (for cyclists) are a bit controversial e.g. http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/roads4bikes
Danger lane: are new rules making cycling riskier?
Changes to the Highway Code have aroused cyclists’ safety fears, reports Joseph Dunn in the Times

This issue is not devolved to the Welsh Assembly Government.

You therefore need to contact the Driving Standards Agency, The Training Centre, Harrowden Lane, Cardington, Bedford, MK44 3ST Telephone 01234 744063 / Fax 01234 744050 / website: www.dsa.gov.uk

The Department for Transport (DfT) issued a press release on 1 June about further changes to cycling rules in the Highway Code laid before Parliament on 28 March 2007 - this can be found on the DfT web site at www. dft.gov.uk.