We’re going to level with you – making the Highway Code seem sexy is a difficult job.

But it is, nonetheless, important to familiarise yourself with the rules of the road.

We know it’s a long read – so here are our key takeaways to help you stay safe:

The hierarchy of road users

In January 2022, the Government made changes to modernise the Highway Code, designed principally to improve safety for vulnerable road users.

At the heart of the changes was the creation of a new hierarchy of road users.

The hierarchy means drivers of quicker or heavier modes of travel now have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others on the road.

This video, courtesy of road safety charity Brake, explains it all:


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