Sunday, May 19, 2013

Cycling & Motoring/ Motorcycles & Pedestrians Slipstream & 'Tailgate Cam' Road Rule 126 & Road Rules 253 & 255 MX 26.2.13

“Most rules in the Road Rules apply to bicycle riders in the same way

as they apply to drivers—

There are some other rules that are for bicycle riders only,

or that have exceptions for bicycle riders.”

Road Rules Victoria 1999

Victorian Government Gazette

Road Rule 126. Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles

A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle 
travelling in front of the driver so the driver can, 

if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with the vehicle.

“The evidence establishes that there can be difficulties,

especially for inexperienced cyclists, in stopping safely 

when traffic lights are red, when they are riding in bunches.”

CycleSport Victoria and Amy Gillett Foundation submission to Coroner Johnstone’s inquest into the death of James Gould.

Road Rule 253. Bicycle riders not to cause a traffic hazard

The rider of a bicycle (or motorist) must not cause a traffic hazard 

Road Rule 255. Riding too close to the rear of a motor vehicle

The rider of a bicycle must not ride within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle 

continuously for more than 200 metres.

Note Motor vehicle is defined in the Road Safety Act 1986.

MX Melbourne 26.2.13

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