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What is the New Highway Code hierarchy?

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GAdams76
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I heard about this earlier this year but I don't understand what it is meant to do nor what the hierarchy order is.

Does anyone here have any ideas? I only just started driving again last year for work after not needing to for a bit so I have to adjust to all the changes. 

 
Posted : 19 June 2022 20:48
MrShane
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They fall in this order:

 

Pedestrians
Cyclists
Horse Riders
Motorcyclists
Cars/taxis
Vans/minibuses
Large passenger vehicles or courier vehicles like buses and HGVs

 

So if a pedestrian is hit by a cyclist, regardless of who is at fault for it, the blame will be placed on the cyclist. Say someone is crossing the road and not paying attention, the cyclist can accidentally hit them but will be legally at fault even though the person not watching where they were going is just as much if not more to blame. 

 
Posted : 24 June 2022 18:34
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justdrive
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That seems a bit bonkers, no? 

I have seen some pretty clueless cyclists in my area who do not mind the road nor pay any bit of attention to people walking by or cars. 

 
Posted : 26 June 2022 18:29
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GAdams76
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Posted by: @mrshane

They fall in this order:

 

Pedestrians
Cyclists
Horse Riders
Motorcyclists
Cars/taxis
Vans/minibuses
Large passenger vehicles or courier vehicles like buses and HGVs

 

So if a pedestrian is hit by a cyclist, regardless of who is at fault for it, the blame will be placed on the cyclist. Say someone is crossing the road and not paying attention, the cyclist can accidentally hit them but will be legally at fault even though the person not watching where they were going is just as much if not more to blame. 

Thanks! I was wondering what was changed. I mean I can understand most of this but I know there have been cases of people on bikes not paying attention and getting hit by someone. Or them hitting someone walking. I guess they are going on power. 

 
Posted : 4 July 2022 20:30
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MrShane
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Posted by: @justdrive

That seems a bit bonkers, no? 

I have seen some pretty clueless cyclists in my area who do not mind the road nor pay any bit of attention to people walking by or cars. 

It does seem excessive in some regards but I think they need to protect people according to load and power. Obviously, someone walking is going to be hurt the most. 

 
Posted : 10 July 2022 20:33




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