Watch out: New rules for cyclists to protect themselves from crashes with cars
The UK government is taking action to limit the damage caused by collisions between cyclists and cars.
It’s creating a system of safety rules which drivers are being encouraged to use to limit their risks when they are in an oncoming lane.
The rules, which were announced on Monday, will also cover cyclists and pedestrians.
“Cyclists and pedestrians are often subjected to aggressive behaviour from motorists, including dangerous driving, on the road,” the Department for Transport said.
The rules also come amid a growing trend in the UK to use cameras to monitor traffic flow. “
Drivers must also take account of the potential for pedestrians and cyclists to be in a collision at the intersection, as well as the impact on others and the traffic flow.”
The rules also come amid a growing trend in the UK to use cameras to monitor traffic flow.
Last month, the government introduced new guidelines for motorists to use their mobile phones when travelling on the roads to help them see the flow of vehicles.