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New Highway Code rule requiring cyclists to pedal in the middle of the road goes into effect after DAYS

CYCLISTS doesn’t always have to stick to bendy and bike lanes on UK roads.

The Highway Code is being revised for 2022 and cyclists will have slightly more roads to use.

Bicyclists will no longer be restricted to the curb in certain situations

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Bicyclists will no longer be restricted to the curb in certain situationsCredit: Alamy

The new rules of the Highway Code come into effect on January 22, 2022.

Car drivers will now need to watch carefully road location for cyclists.

In previous versions of the Highway Code, the position of cyclists on the road was never fully regulated.

Cyclists often ride close to the curb on the left side of the road or on designated bike paths.

Now, it has been made clearer that it will be accepted for cyclist in the middle of the road at certain times, such as on quiet roads or streets and in slower-moving traffic.

The new Rule 72 states: “Drive in the middle of your lane, so that you can see as clearly as possible, in the following cases:

“On quiet roads or streets – if a faster car comes behind you, move left to let them pass, if you can safely do so.

“When traffic moves slower – when traffic around you begins to move more freely, move to the left if you can safely do so so that faster vehicles behind can can pass.

“In places near intersections or narrow roads where it would be unsafe for drivers to pass you.”

Other rules in the Highway Code have been revised to reflect these changes.

Rule 213 states: “On narrow sections of roads, on quiet roads or roads, at intersections and slower-moving traffic, cyclists can sometimes stay in the middle of the lane instead of in the middle of the roadway. go to the curb.”

Roger Geffen, policy director at Cycling UK said: The new Highway Code simply repeats the safety advice cyclists have been giving for years under the Government-backed Biocycling cycle training program.

“It advises them to ride in the middle of their lane (not the middle of the road) on quiet and slow-moving roads when no driver needs to pass, as well as on narrow or winding roads or when get close to the joints.

“This is to make sure they can see, be seen and avoid being cut or overtaken when that could be dangerous.”

Elsewhere, it’s not just cyclists getting a boost on the road – So are pedestrians.

Plus, this is six major changes to the Highway Code that will affect the driver.

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Fry Electronics Team

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