Vulnerable Road Users

Vulnerable Road Users (VNU) is a collective term for road users who have less crash protection than people travelling in motor vehicles.

This includes cyclists, horse riders, pedestrians, motorcyclists and many more.  If you would come off worse in a collision, you should consider yourself a vulnerable road user.

We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves and other road user safe when travelling, whether we are behind the wheel or out walking, cycling, riding, scooting or jogging.

The following sections contain valuable information for everyone. It is as important to understand as a motorist how vulnerable road users use our highways as it is if you are a vulnerable road user yourself.