Highway Code

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th March 2022.

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Photo of Mary Foy Mary Foy Labour, City of Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all road users are informed of the recent changes to the hierarchy of road users within the Highway Code.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department has launched a £500,000 THINK! campaign to raise awareness of the recent changes to The Highway Code, including a focus on the new hierarchy of road users. Communications have included media engagement with supporting stakeholder comment, social media advertising, radio advertising and an extranet to share both static and video assets with stakeholders to amplify our messages. The campaign is running in England, Wales and Scotland.

Further communications are planned for later in the year, to align with seasonal increases in active travel, to help embed the changes and encourage understanding and uptake of the new guidance.

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