Share the Road
Motorists and Cyclists
Under the Motor Vehicle Act, cyclists are vehicle operators and have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. When motorists and cyclists follow the same rules, the roads become safer and more predictable for everyone.
- Obey all traffic control devices, including traffic lights and stop signs.
- Use recognized hand signals to indicate stops and turns.
- Don't ride on the sidewalk, or in a crosswalk.
- Wear a helmet.
- Always ride on the ride hand side of the road, traveling with traffic.
- Be visible. Wear brightly coloured or reflective clothing and after dark, use a front white head light and a rear red reflector/tail light on your bike.
- Be aware of the traffic around you.
- Scan for cyclists on roadways and at intersections.
- Reduce your speed when approaching cyclists. Don't blast your horn – you could startle them and cause a crash.
- When following cyclists, don't tailgate and be prepared to stop quickly.
- When passing a cyclist, do so slowly and leave at least one metre of passing space between your vehicle and the cyclist. Check over your shoulder before returning to your lane.
- Watch for approaching cyclists before opening your car door.
- Children on bicycles are unpredictable – expect the unexpected, and slow down.
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