The article and headline are both very misleading. They should have gone with:From the BBC:
This surprises you because?
If there we no cycle related changes I doubt you would have read them, be honest.
When there has been extensive publicity about some fairly fundamental changes to the rules of the road, which affect me as a pedestrian, cyclist and/or motorist, yes.
And unless I have been unfortunate, or the sample is not representative, awareness of the guidance and its implementation are not even in the same room, let alone bed fellows.
Winter is coming, bringing darkness with it. I hope everyone has their pedal reflectors in working order, properly approved lights and is wearing high visibility clothing, a helmet and nothing too loose fitting.
I have seen some of the new rules / guidance mentioned on the forum but if someone's read them properly could they please let me know if there are any which aren't a) blindingly obvious and essentially covered by Wheaton's law or b) fundamentally stupid. I gather there's been no change in legislation.
If you ride at night without pedal reflectors then I do of course consider your opinion to be null and void.