Highway Code

SuperDriver Introduction to the Highway Code 2022

Highway Code 2022

Updated 29th January 2022


The Highway Code is reviewed regularly

50 rules will change from 29th January 2022. 

Discuss the implications of the changes with your driving instructor. 

Here's the headlines...

At the heart of the new Highway Code we have the 'Hierarchy of Road Users'.

'The hierarchy places road users most at risk in the event of a collision at the top.  It does not remove the need for everyone to behave responsibly'.  Pedestrians are most vulnerable, then cyclists, motorbikers, cars, vans , HGV, Buses. H1, H2, H3 of the hierarchy are explained in the image above.

This hierarchy means changes in the Highway Code for...

1. Pedestrians crossing the road at junctions

2. Walking, cycling or riding in share spaces

3.  Cyclists Road position and turning into Junctions

4. Overtaking

5. How cyclists and Horse Riders manage roundabouts

6.  Parking, Charging and getting out of vehicles



Click here to read the most important 8 changes. 

The new Highway Code is not availble to purchase as a booklet until April 2022.  You can preorder through Amazon amonst other retailers.  But you can read it for free here.

At the moment we are finding it difficult to find an easy to print at home version.  If you find one, check it's the latest version dated 29th January 2022.

Click here to read the changes between the outgoing Highway Code and the new Highway Code.


The new Highway Code will be reflected in the Driving Theory Test from 29th January 2022..

Click here for the latest guidance and how to book your theory test. 

In the meantime, keep practicing your theory by reading the new highway code and using online theory test practice resources like our theory test pro.  theory test pro has updated t's question bank.

Click on the link above to complete free theory and hazard perception tests.  To pass your theory test you need to answer correctly 43 out of 50 multiple choice questions.  To pass the Hazard perception test you need to score at least 44 points.



The DVSA say 'Most of the changes reinforce existing good driving behaviour and do not alter how we assess driving tests. But some of the changes will result in a change in assessment.  

The new rule H2 results in a change of assessment during a driving test. This says: “At a junction you should give way to people crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning”. 

People driving or riding a motorcycle will need to take this new requirement to give way to people walking into account as they plan their approach to the junction.

We are reminding our driving examiners that it will take time for everyone, including people driving, riding, cycling, walking and horse riding to adapt to the changes. Our examiners will take all of these factors into account as some people may not be aware of the changes and may react differently to the way novice drivers might be expecting.  

You can read more about this in Chief Driving Examiner Mark Winn’s blog.'

The blog is worth a read as it explans one of the biggest concerns regarding giving way to pedestrians at junctions.

Click here for the latest guidance and how to book your practical driving test.

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