New DVLA driving laws from January 2022

A number of new driving laws will come into force this month and motorists are being advised to ensure they are familiar with them.

The changes are planned to come into effect from 29th January 29 with the aim of improving road safety and protecting vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

Rule H1 says that drivers of large goods and passenger vehicles bear the greatest responsibility to take care on the road, followed by vans/minibuses, cars/taxis and motorcycles. Cyclists, horse riders and horse drawn vehicles also have a responsibility to reduce danger to pedestrians.

Rule H2 requires drivers to give way to pedestrians at junctions as well as zebra, light controlled, and parallel crossings.

Rule H3 requires drivers to give priority to cyclists when they are turning into or out of a junction, or changing direction or lane.

For more information of these and other planned changes visit