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

Proposal to amend The Highway Code to improve safety on motorways and high-speed roads.

IN THIS ARTICLE

It 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.

This consultation by Highways England runs from 1 March to 29 March 2021.

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