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Highway Code will set out rules for self-driving vehicles

Changes will clarify motorists’ responsibilities in self-driving vehicles, including when they must be ready to take back control

Mark Moran
20 April 2022
The updates are described as an interim measure to support the early adoption of the technology, with a full regulatory framework to be implemented by 2025
The updates are described as an interim measure to support the early adoption of the technology, with a full regulatory framework to be implemented by 2025

 

People travelling in self-driving cars will be able to watch videos on built-in screens under changes being made to the Highway Code. However, using mobile phones while driving will remain illegal.

Drivers will need to be ready to take back control of vehicles when prompted, the Department for Transport (DfT) has said.

The changes are expected to come in over the summer. They will state that users of self-driving cars will not be responsible for crashes. It will be insurance companies, not...

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