Cambridge MP gets to grips with Highway Code changes on his bike
Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner familiarised himself with the changes to the Highway Code at a session with Outspoken Training.
The new rules, which came into force on Saturday (January 29), create a new hierarchy of road users, with those who have the potential to do the greatest harm - such as lorry and car drivers - bearing the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger they pose to others, such as pedestrians and cyclists.
There are new rules for junctions, priorities for pedestrians crossing roads and advice on road positioning for cyclists among the changes, which are detailed here.
Labour MP Daniel Zeichner said: “Cambridge is a city that has made great efforts to facilitate safe cycling. I want to raise awareness of the changes to the Highway Code in order that all road users are aware of how to best implement them in the interests of mutual safety.
“Many won't be aware of these changes instantly so I'm urging patience and understanding as people adapt. I'd certainly recommend safety training such that I have undertaken today.
“Thanks to Nick from Outspoken Training I'm feeling much more confident on applying the practicalities of the changes to my everyday journeys on my bike.”
Camcycle, the Cambridge cycling campaign charity, has welcomed the changes.