Closed consultation

Review of The Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads

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Summary

Proposes amending The Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads.

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Consultation description

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for users of motorways and high-speed roads.

The proposed changes include new and additional guidance on:

  • the availability, appearance, and safe use of emergency areas
  • the use of variable speed limits to manage congestion
  • the use of the red ‘X’ sign to close lanes and provide a safer area for the people and vehicles involved in incidents and roadworks
  • the use of hard shoulders that become extra lanes during periods of congestion
  • how road users can help keep themselves safe in the event of a breakdown
  • how safety cameras are employed to promote compliance with speed limits and lane closures

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Review of The Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads

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Published 1 March 2021