New bike rules

04 Feb 2015, Posted by David Johnson in News

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 !!

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