Share the Road
Vehicles and bikes need to share the road.
This means both drivers and cyclists need to respect each other’s space – and both need to be alert and stick to basic road rules.
“Share the road” for drivers means:
- keeping a sharp eye out for bicycles at all times
- double-checking for cyclists when turning left or opening car doors
- taking extra care at intersections and roundabouts
- giving cyclists plenty of “safe space” when passing, and do not attempt to overtake the cyclist if there is oncoming traffic until you have sufficient clear road ahead
· “Share the road” for cyclists means:
- being visible with lights, reflectors and bright clothing
- obeying road rules
- avoiding sudden changes of direction
- cycling as close to the side of the road that is safely practical
- using a cycle lane wherever they are available
- riding in a straight line and at least one metre away from parked cars
- watching out for car doors opening, pedestrians, potholes, rubbish and other hazards