BI­CY­CLES, SCOOT­ERS AND MO­TOR­CY­CLES

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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.

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