The new rules come into effect from January 29, 2022 and will offer more protection to cyclists and pedestrians. However, there are fears motorists may be unaware of the changes.
Stronger priorities for pedestrians
The DfT has previously said the new H2 rule will set out “clearer and stronger priorities” for pedestrians.
The new rules mean drivers will need to give way to pedestrians crossing a road or one which they are turning into.
The new rules state drivers need to give way “to pedestrians waiting to cross a zebra crossing, and pedestrians and cyclists waiting to cross a parallel crossing”.
A massive 88.60 percent of respondents agreed with the new rules with just nine percent disagreeing with the proposals.
However, some have warned the new rule could put “too much burden” on drivers to spot cyclists who may not wear hi-viz jackets and safety accessories.
Some have warned cyclists “could be easy to miss when checking mirrors” if they were in a blind spot.