Safe Cycling – Know the Road Rules
Step One is to know the Road Rules and how they apply to Cyclists.
The following is taken from the Cycling Promotion Fund’s website
www.cyclingpromotion.com.au which is a hive of information on all things cycling.
Bicycle riders are legitimate road users and are as entitled to use the road as any other vehicle
Under the Australian Road Rules, a bicycle is a vehicle and the riders of bicycles must comply with the road rules. Common sense, courtesy together with an understanding of road rules are the key ingredients to staying safe on the road
The Australian Road Rules are a consistent set of rules which apply across Australia, to make it easier for all road users. Unfortunately there are some state by state variations, if in doubt check with the relevant state road authority.
Marrickville and South Sydney Bicycle Group have a page devoted to the road rules and how they affect cyclists. Look especially at the Bike Saint's Rules for a full interpretation of how all road rules have an affect on cyclists.