What are the rules of the road for bicycles?

  • A person riding a bicycle has the same rights and duties as a person driving a car

In addition, there are some specific rules that apply to bikes, including

  • Not riding on the sidewalk
  • Not riding through a crosswalk
  • Riding on the right side of the road
  • Not riding beside other cyclists
  • Using arm signals when turning or stopping
  • Wearing a helmet
  • Having a headlight and red tail light when riding between dusk and dawn
  • If a cyclist causes an accident, staying at the scene, giving assistance and providing their name and address

If you have been in a collision while on your bike, we can help.  Contact us.

Read the special rules affecting bicycles in sections 183 and 184 of the Motor Vehicle Act.

 

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