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ROAD users must now travel no faster than 40kmh when driv­ing past sta­tion­ary or slow­mov­ing emer­gency or en­force­ment ve­hi­cles with flash­ing red, blue or ma­genta lights, or sound­ing an alarm.

A CY­CLIST us­ing a phone while rid­ing will be treated the same as a car driver do­ing so, with po­lice em­pow­ered to is­sue on-the-spot fines of $476, plus four de­merit points.

A DRIVER turn­ing at an in­ter­sec­tion with bi­cy­cle cross­ing lights must give way to any bi­cy­cle rider near the in­ter­sec­tion or who is cross­ing the road the driver wishes to en­ter.

BI­CY­CLE rid­ers and coaches (ie, char­ter/ hire buses) are now al­lowed to use bus lanes. Some bus lanes al­ready have signs per­mit­ting bi­cy­cle rid­ers, but this rule change will allow bi­cy­cle rid­ers to use all bus lanes un­less signed other­wise.

THE rule that pro­hib­ited driv­ing on a public road with an empty bi­cy­cle car­rier at­tached to the rear of their ve­hi­cle has been re­moved.

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