“Frightening and irresponsible” – Highway Code changes would transfer legal liability to HGV drivers, RHA claims


 

The RHA has expressed “serious concerns” over proposed changes to the Highway Code that it said would leave HGV drivers legally liable in the event of a collision. The DfT’s three key proposals are that all drivers give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road, that cyclists be given priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead, and that a new ‘Hierarchy of Road Users’ be introduced. But in an updated statement following fears first raised last week, […]