Wear bright coloured clothing and turn your lights on when it
gets dark. Avoid night riding if you can.
Obey the road rules
Under the Road Rules, bicycles are considered to be vehicles and
riders must obey traffic signals, stop signs and give way
Ride no more than two abreast
Legally you may ride two abreast, but when the traffic is
congested or on undulating roads, with unbroken white lines
at bends or hills, it can be safer to ride single file.
Take care at intersections
Make eye contact with drivers before moving ahead. At
roundabouts, look for gaps in traffic and occupy the whole
Ride evenly with no lateral movement. Make clear, early hand
Concentrate and anticipate!
Keep a lookout for obstacles in your path and be aware of the
traffic around you. Warn other cyclists of impending dangers early
Maintain your bike
Make sure your bicycle is adjusted properly and wheels securely
fastened. Always check brakes before riding.
Stay within the lane
In designated bike lanes, keep your handlebars within the line,
Take care on country roads
Many of the country roads featured do not have shoulders nor
bike lanes. Extra caution should be taken where there are hills or
at bends and at peak times
Want more tips on bike safety? Visit bikesafe.com.au