The BBC has reported that a Driver of a vehicle was fined £1,100 and ordered to pay more than this in costs recently when he passed a cyclist too closely. Backhouse Jones has done a number of articles and eTraining sessions on the amendments to the Highway Code, which covered this area.
Under the amended Highway Code, motorists must slow down and leave a 1.5m gap between them and the cyclist if overtaking a cyclist. When passing a horse rider or a pedestrian, the gap must be 2m.
As previously reported here, changes in the language of the Highway Code came into force on 29 January 2022. The implications of this are that a driver is now more likely to be penalised for putting other road users in harm’s way.
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