Avo has prepared a summary of some highway code sections that pertain to cyclists. He has included what is prohibited and the fines that go along with them if you get stopped by the police. All the more reason to cycle responsibly.
SAFE cycling guide 5th Edition
IMPORTANT, the code prohibits:
- Riding on expressways or access ramps.
- Riding against the flow of traffic.
- Riding on the sidewalk.
- Riding with earphones or headphones.
- Carrying a passenger, unless the bicycle is equipped with a fixed seat for this purpose.
- Riding between two lanes of moving vehicles.
- Drinking alcohol while riding a bicycle.
- Riding a bicycle with a faulty brake system.
CYCLISTES, LIKE MOTORISTES must obey the Highway safety Code
- Riding between two rows of moving vehicles $15 to $30
- Riding on the sidewalk $15 to $30
- Riding against the flow of traffic $15 to $30
- Riding on the roadway other than the far right $15 to $30
- Drinking alcohol while riding $15 to $30
- Riding with earphones or headphones $30 to $60
- Turning Right at the red light where signs prohibit it $15 to $30 (+3demerit points)
- Failure to stop at a red light or stop sign $15 to $30 (+3demerit points)
- Failing to yield the right of way at an intersection users who have priority $15 to $30 (+demerit points)
- Failure to obey a road sign or traffic light $15 to $30
- Failing to ride in single file $15 to $30
- Failing to use the bicycle lane on a public road $15 to $30
- Failing to signal one’s intentions(stopping and turning) $15 to $30
- Failing to hold onto the handlebars $15 to $30
- Riding two on a bicycle without a fixed seat for the purpose $15 to $30
Most offences are in Blue, which needs Special attention