Last reviewed 15 July 2022

After concerns that revisions to the Highway Code were getting insufficient publicity, the Department for Transport (DfT) has launched the Travel Like You Know Them campaign encouraging positive behaviour on roads and aiming to protect those more at risk.

People driving, walking and cycling are being encouraged to give space and be considerate to other road users in the Government’s latest THINK! road safety campaign.

It is also highlighting the eight changes to the Highway Code which people need to be most aware of in the guide available — here.

These include: clarifying cycle positioning; emphasising the priority at junctions for pedestrians and cyclists; guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking; and guidance on opening car doors using the “Dutch reach”.

Roads Minister, Baroness Vere, said: “People tend to see cycles, lorries and cars on the roads rather than thinking of the person using them — but it could be your family member, your friend or your colleague. We have some of the safest roads in the world but I am determined to make them even safer, particularly as more people choose to walk, cycle and ride for their journeys”.