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Changes to the Highway Code – what’s changing and what does this mean?

Over 40 changes to the Highway Code, including updates to existing rules as well as the addition of new text, came into effect from 29 January*. Whilst these changes are relevant to all road users, it’s important that our commercial motor clients are aware of these changes and communicate them effectively to their drivers.

What are the key changes?

The most fundamental change of principle is the inclusion of a Hierarchy of Road Users designed to place road users in order of potential harm. The aim is to improve safety for vulnerable road users (VRUs), in particular pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders.

The updated text states that "those in charge of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm in the event of a collision bear the greatest responsibility to take care and reduce the danger they pose to others. This principle applies most strongly to drivers of large goods and passenger vehicles, followed by vans/minibuses, cars/taxis and motorcycles.” read more

Source: Aviva Febuary - 1st Edition latest news email 04/02/2022 with link

How whiplash reforms will affect insurance claims 

The whiplash reforms have been introduced by the Government to change the way that low value personal injury claims following road traffic accidents are managed. These changes will only affect road traffic accident claims that occur in England and Wales.

The reforms were broadly outlined in the Civil Liability Act 2018, which were initially proposed by the Government in November 2015. The aim is to tackle the increasing number and escalating costs of road traffic accidents (RTAs) and whiplash-related claims, as well as ensuring that compensation awarded is proportionate to the level of injury suffered. read more

Source: QBEeurope.com email 26/05/2021 with link 

Mandatory five-year electrical safety check regulations to be enforced in England

The Government has proposed detailed regulations for enforcing mandatory five-year electrical safety checks in the private rented sector from July this year. 

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 were laid in Parliament yesterday. They require approval from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords before they come into force. read more

Source: NLA website - Article Posted 14 Jan 2020

 

 

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