BICYCLES, SCOOTERS AND MOTORCYCLES
These modes of transport are faster than walking – but if you fall, you fall hard. Always follow these cycling rules:
Wear a snug-fitting helmet. A helmet that’s been involved in a fall needs to be replaced with a new one.
If you’re cycling, always ride in single file on the side of the road in which the traffic flows – not into oncoming traffic.
Never hang onto a moving car while on your bike.
Obey the rules of the road and if you’re on a bicycle, use hand signals to indicate to other drivers what you’re planning to do. Safety tips and suggestions:
Wear bright reflective colours that make you more visible to other road users.
Wear eye protection against wind, insects and dust that could hamper your sight.
Regularly check over your shoulder to see what’s happening behind you.
Ensure your bicycle/motorcycle/scooter is in good working order.
Keep both hands on the handlebars – unless you’re indicating with a hand signal.
Remember, pedestrians ALWAYS have right of way.
Always wear a snug-fitting helmet and keep both hands on the handlebars.