Reacting to the news that British Cycling has joined forces with The AA and pedestrian groups in calling for a ’universal’ rule to give way when turning in order create simpler, safer junctions for all road users, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) does not consider this to be the ‘way forward’.
The RHA considers that there is little wrong with the Highway Code as it currently stands. The problem lies with the lack of compliance and enforcement.
While fully appreciating the concerns of the cycling lobby, the RHA is of the firm opinion that establishing a plan to improve safety for all road users can only be achieved by adopting a holistic approach that includes motorists, HGV operators, cyclists and pedestrians.
Road safety is crucial to all road user groups and they must all be consulted says the RHA. Ill-considered-plans could end up costing lives.