Friday, September 21, 2012

Bike Lights Law Road Rule 259

Cycling Safety Daylight Saving Dusk Dawn


Please note that the Bike Lights Law Road Rule 259 applies to reduced visibility
not just dark



                    Nb "Vicroads describes the law as the minimum safety standard."


                             Pete Dowe




Bike Lights Law

Road Rule 259

The rider of a bicycle must not ride at night, or in hazardous weather conditions 

causing reduced visibility, 

unless the bicycle, or the rider,
displays—

(a) a flashing or steady white light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and

(b) a flashing or steady red light 

that is clearly visible for at least
200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and

(c) a red reflector 

that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres
from the rear of the bicycle

when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam

Bike Lights Alert

Unlit Cyclists Face Greater Injury

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