The UK Highway Code is being revised to incorporate a hierarchy of vehicles where bigger vehicles have to look out for smaller, more vulnerable, road users such as motorcyclists.
Sounds like fair deal, right?
After all, big vehicles such as trucks have huge blind spots and drivers need to take care to ensure that small vehicles such as motorcycles, scooters and bicycles are not in the way before taking a turn or other manoeuvre.
It would also apply to motorcyclists if they were involved in a crash with a cyclist.
It’s quite ridiculous and an example of safety Nazis getting in the way of a commonsense approach.
The Australian bicycle lobby has been arguing for something similar for some years.
However, road safety signalling should be about sharing the road, taking responsibility for your own actions and penalising those who operate outside the road rules.
The UK Highway Code does require drivers and riders of all vehicles to be responsible for looking out for more vulnerable road users, but the concern is the implied guilt simply because a vehicle is simply bigger.