8 Essential New Learner Driver Rules Proposed by DVLA to Promote Safety

29 January 2022

Eight new learner driver rules will soon take affect

Eight modifications to the UK Highway Code will take effect at the end of this month. The revisions to the Highway Code will take effect on January 29. There have been changes to new learner driver rules in eight key areas.

  1. Introducing a new hierarchy of road users
  2. Crossing the road at junctions
  3. Walking, cycling or riding in shared spaces
  4. Positioning in the road when cycling
  5. Overtaking when driving or cycling
  6. Cycling at junctions
  7. People cycling, riding horses and driving horse-drawn vehicles on roundabouts
  8. Parking, charging and leaving vehicles
New learner driver rules

"Drivers should be held accountable – and the updates give better clarity. Debates can be expected on social media. Many drivers won’t be happy with the changes, but vulnerable road users must be at the centre of any updates."

Louis Rix, co-founder and COO of car finance platform byCarFinance 247

Information on what new learner driver rules have changed can be found here.


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