In your state, you are required to confirm you wish to access this information. Please enter 'QLD' or 'WA' in the field below to continue.

No thanks

Full Cycle – Bike laws across the country

Cycling on an open road

Cycling is becoming more and more popular across Australia. It’s a great way to get outdoors, get some fresh air, and commute to and from work without the traffic.

With the number of cyclists per capita increasing, bike laws must be adhered to. While cyclists need to obey the general rules of the road just like all other motorists, there are specific laws that apply. These laws aren’t the same across the country; each state has their own set of laws.

See Shine Lawyers‘ own Stuart Le Grand on Full Cycle talking about some important cycling laws.

 

“When you’re on your bike, be it on road or off road, there are certain laws that apply. Some are nationally based, some are state based but they’re all designed to keep you safe.

Always remember you need to have at least one hand on the handle bars at all times. That’s designed for your own safety.

All bikes must have working breaks, and a warning device such as a bell or a horn. You should also have correct lights when riding at night.

When riding along a bike path way, always make sure that you’re riding the correct way.

This is common sense, but you cannot lead an animal when riding. Similarly you cannot hold onto another vehicle whilst it’s driving.

Shine Lawyers have proudly partnered with Cycling Australia to raise awareness about cycle safety and to keep everybody safe on our roads.”

Written by Shine Lawyers on . Last modified: October 6, 2017.

Join the discussion

Share this article:

There are 0 comments. Be the first!

Full Cycle – Tips on what to do in the event of an accident

Shine Lawyers own Stuart Le Grand talks through some helpful tips in the event of an accident. See the full video from Full Cycle below.   “Whilst we use our best endeavours to avoid accidents, unfortunately they do happen. Here’s a few tips for you if you are involved in an accident. Be sure to […]

Read more

Full Cycle – Jake Montgomery Story

Jake Montgomery was an up and coming triathlete. He was 12th in the world and was about to embark on the biggest race of his career, the World Triathlon Championships. But less than 24 hours before he was supposed to line up on the starting line, tragedy struck. See Jake’s story, as televised on Full Cycle, […]

Read more

Full Cycle – Cycling Australia Announcement

Shine Lawyers is proud to announce our partnership with Cycling Australia, to protect and promote the safety of cyclists around the country. Our partnership aims to ensure all Cycling Australia members are taken care of in the event of an accident by offering sound legal advice for cycling accident claims. See more about the partnership […]

Read more

Call Us Now

Our friendly consultants are available to talk Monday to Friday, 8:15am to 6:00pm AEST.

1800 618 851

Live Chat

Chat with Shine Lawyers through the livechat system without leaving your computer. No downloading, completely private and best of all - its easy to use.

Start a live chat now

Enquire Now

Enquire now