The rider of a bicycle must wear an approved bicycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on their head.
Signs and Signals
Riders must obey traffic control signs and signals applicable to them including red lights, stop and give way signs. Use hand signals to indicate when turning or stopping.
Give a clear indication of where you are going and take the guest work out of it for others. Signal in the direction you intend to travel. Sudden Changes in direction or behavior can cause a hazard.
Riders must use the bicycle lane if there is one on a length of road going in the same direction. On shared pathways, keep to the left, watch out for car doors opening and be part of the traffic stream. Don't weave in and out of traffic.
Portable audio devices and mobile phones
Do not use when riding. You need to be aware of your environment
Be alert for vehicles approaching from behind or pulling out in front of you. Be aware of car doors opening by looking out for occupants inside stopped vehicles.
Riding in the wet
Watch out for slippery tram tracks, grates and metal covers, especially when turning. Beware of puddles as they may be deeper then they seem. It will take longer to stop in the wet so leave additional space.
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