Drivers warned of new Highway Code rule that changes who gets priority at roundabouts; Under a new section of rule 186, road users must now give priority to cyclists on roundabouts -here is more information about the changes.

Byline: By, Rachel Pugh & Estel Farell Roig & Sonia Sharma

A new Highway Code rule has come into force that changes who gets priority at roundabouts.

Previously, drivers were given priority at roundabouts. However, under a new section of rule 186, road users will now be forced to give priority to cyclists on roundabouts.

It states: "You should give priority to cyclists on the roundabout. They will be travelling more slowly than motorised traffic.

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"Give them plenty of room and do not attempt to overtake them within their lane. Allow them to move across your path as they travel around the roundabout.

" Cyclists, horse riders and horse drawn vehicles may stay in the left-hand lane when they intend to continue across or around the roundabout and should signal right to show you they are not leaving the roundabout.

Drivers should take extra care when entering a roundabout to ensure that they do not cut across cyclists, horse riders or horse drawn vehicles in the left-hand lane, who are continuing around the roundabout.

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