A car passenger makes the w****r sign at Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey as she cycles along the A57 It’s been all change for the Highway Code this year, with the updated rules having arrived in January. The rules are part of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £338million strategy to encourage more cycling and walking.
Not many cyclists are aware that they could actually be fined if they do break the rules, and it could end up costing them up to £500. Cyclists are classed as one of the most vulnerable categories of road users but they’re not in the top spot as number one priority.
While cyclists now have more rights, there are rules riders need to adhere to and with the new changes causing some confusion, we’ve laid out the rules below.
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You must avoid clothes that can get tangled in the chain or obscure your wheel. You should also wear a helmet that is securely fastened. Make sure you are visible with lights and clothing (Image: South Yorkshire Police) Cycling at night
Bikes must have white front and red rear lights lit. A bike must also have a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors. Flashing lights are allowed but it is recommended that cyclists riding in areas without street lighting use a steady front lamp.
Wearing a high visibility vest or having reflectors can help you be spotted. Cycle lanes […]