New bike rules04 Feb 2015, Posted by News in
As of January 1 some new road rules have come into place for cyclists…
1. A cyclist will be able to ride across a zebra or children’s crossing provided they.
a. First come to a complete stop. Penalty $113.
b. Proceed slowly and safely.
c. Give way to pedestrians.
d. Keep left of any oncoming cyclist or person.
The penalty for a motorist not giving way on a pedestrian crossing is 3 points and $341
2. It will be optional for a bike to ride in a bike lane.
3. A cyclist can now ride on a single lane roundabout like any other road user.
A lot of people probably thought some of these new rules were actually already law. Well they are now !!