Road rules

& other vehicles including Pedalecs, Carts & Horses.
allde
Posts: 747
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Road rules

Postby allde » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:34 am

Do the same road rules applying to bicycles while sharing the road with cars also cover; E bikes, scooters, E scooters, skateboards and Motorised skateboards ?

Hardy
Site Admin
Posts: 8489
Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:00 am
Location: Melbourne Victoria
Contact:

Re: Road rules

Postby Hardy » Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:16 pm

As a general rule, a cyclist can ride anywhere a car or motorcycle can and has to comply with the same road rules. The obvious exception is roads which prohibit bicycles. Anything with wheels on a road has to comply with the same rules as cars and trucks, regardless whether or not it is lawful for them to be ridden or driven on a road. You can't say "my motor vehicle is unregistered so I can ignore every road rule". Some motorised vehicles are not permitted on the road at all because they are not registrable or exempt from registration. So an electric stand-on scooter or a motorised skateboard is most probably illegal to be ridden on a road or road related area. Many electric bicycles also fail to meet the criteria for exemption. If you are riding one of these you should assume you are driving an unregistered motor vehicle, so you will need a licence for the class of vehicle you are riding (motor cycle), wear a motorbike helmet, ensure you are within the alcohol limit applicable to your vehicle and licence, not drive in a bike lane, etc etc. That way the only offence you commit is driving an unroadworthy and unregistered motor vehicle.

allde
Posts: 747
Joined: Sun May 13, 2012 12:46 pm

Re: Road rules

Postby allde » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:49 pm

Thx for the reply Hardy, appreciate it.


Return to “Bicycles”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest