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New changes to the Highway Code will give pedestrians greater priority over cars at junctions and crossings, the transport secretary has announced.

Under the current code, motorists only have to give way when pedestrians step onto a crossing.

The new code will also ensure cyclists have priority when travelling straight ahead at junctions.

And a “hierarchy of road users” puts more responsibility for road safety on more dangerous modes of transport.

The Department of Transport said the changes, along with an extra £338 million to boost cycling and walking, will help to sustain the increase in active

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