Highway Code: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 17 March 2022.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact on traffic accidents, injuries and deaths of updates to the Highway Code made on 29 January 2022.

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

The updates made on 29 January 2022 are an extension to the existing advice and guidance.

The amendments are not expected to pose any major challenges as they simply reinforce the good behaviours that we would expect every road user to adhere to. The changes should lead to improvements in road safety and drivers should already be following the rules of the road.

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