Mary Creagh, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:
“Everyone, walker, driver or cyclist is a pedestrian at some point in their journey and has the right to feel safe on our streets. This Highway Code review offers the chance to do just that.
“With great power comes great responsibility, so we want to see an end to the current position where a child walking to school has the same level of responsibility as an HGV driver.
“We are calling for people to back the changes which give more priority to pedestrians, and to the proposal for vehicles to give way to pedestrians at junctions and crossings.
“Supporting these proposed revisions will take a couple of minutes but could save hundreds of lives.”