- Drivers must always yield to pedestrians and cyclists, and obey relevant traffic laws
- Cyclists must always yield to pedestrians, and follow relevant traffic laws
- Pedestrians must follow relevant traffic laws
Northern European Countries such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany and Sweden employ street code type systems. Traffic fatalities per capita in those countries run about 1/4 of the rate in the US.
Engineering,, education and enforcement are all key supporters for a good street code. An example of this is "Strict Liability", supported in law in the Netherlands, leads to driver's insurance being deemed to be responsible in a collision between a car and a cyclist. This makes car drivers very wary of bicycles. However bicyclists are expected to obey the law there and bicycle safety education in the Netherlands is compulsory.