Highway Code: Pedestrians

Department for Transport written question – answered on 26th June 2018.

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Photo of Harriet Harman Harriet Harman Chair, Human Rights (Joint Committee)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to review the Highway Code to give pedestrians priority over turning traffic when crossing side streets.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

As part of the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Safety Review, the Government issued a Call for Evidence on improving safety, and perceptions of safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The Call for Evidence closed on 1 June with over 13,000 responses. We are considering responses, including suggestions to review the Highway Code and pedestrian priority, alongside the available evidence base and will set out a response in due course.

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