8. As part of its next revision of the Highway Code, the Government should consider
amending the code to promote cycle safety and to ensure that it reflects the rights of
cyclists to share the road with drivers.(Paragraph 22)
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/p ... 86/286.pdf
5) Proposed by Colin Clarke, seconded by Ron Healey.
That CTC seeks amendments to the Highway Code when it is next revised, to increase cyclists’ protection in both civil and criminal law, including: greater priority at junctions; stronger requirements on the need for drivers to leave space when overtaking cyclists; and changes to advice which may be used by drivers and their insurers (or others) to argue that cyclists are liable for their own injuries, eg by not wearing helmets or high visibility clothing.
http://www.ctc.org.uk/file/public/20130 ... inutes.pdf
Certainly there is a need to revise the Highway Code and the excuse so far has been the cost of a revision. The process via the coroners court is also weak and needs revising. Members of both houses of parliament need to apply sufficient pressure for these changes. Cyclists could contact their own MP and a member of the Lords to press for improvements.