Vezess.hu reports that, as the new Highway Code (KRESZ) is being prepared, some expected modifications are already known.
According to the Ministry of National Development, the new Highway Code will begin to operate in 1-1.5 years. But, they know by now what it will be like, and shared the modifications to which drivers will have to adapt.
It is planned to change the grammar of the rules, for it has been criticized that the actual sentences of the rules were convoluted, too long, and overregulated. Moreover, only those provisions regarding the driving behaviour would be kept in the new Code which directly affect the safety of the public road traffics.
Those rules which will not make it to the new set are said to be unnecessary to be learnt, for they can be recorded by council regulations in the future. Furthermore, the new one will not only be shorter but simpler as well.
The speed limits are definitely going to be modified: some elements of the currently used 5-10-20-30-40-50-60-70-0-90-100-110-130 km/h speed signs will be left out, and by decreasing the number of the used signs, the speed limits also get changed.
The trucks’ traffic would get faster on the highways, as the limit will be increased to 90 from 80, whereas the current limit of 90 on the four and five digit roads and those outside the populated areas would get decreased.
Also, councils would get some freedom instead of the strict regulations, for they may freely choose the information content of the informative signboards, such as Hotel, Taxi station, rivers etc. The rules regarding stopping and waiting are said to change the soonest and will be considered this year.
Though, there are elements which will not change, including the name leállósáv (hard shoulder) will be kept and not modified to vészsáv, despite the 2011 campaign of the State Motorway Management, and supporters.
Besides, the shift between the green and red colour – the flashing green before changing to red – of the traffic lights is going to stay the same, in spite of the original modification idea which suggested that the green would immediately shift to red.