Including the Road Rules for Cyclists on the Learners Permit Test for Drivers would
"increase awareness of Road Rules relating to Cycling"
by Pete Dowe
Further evidence also suggests that most Cyclists are also Motorists.
Learners Permit Testing with the additional Road Rules for Cyclists
Sharing the road with cyclists
“- they have the same rights and responsibilities as you ”
Sharing the Road Safely
P 125 Road to Solo Driving handbook Part 4 Vic Roads
As previously stated, the Learners Permit for Drivers could also become a non compulsory test on the road rules for Cyclists.
Many in the community desire testing on the Road Rules for Cyclists.
Heightened awareness of the Road Rules for Cyclists would also lead to increased cyclists’ compliance with the Road Rules.
For instance Road Rule 250. Riding on a footpath or shared path states:
when an elderly lady was walking in the opposite direction.
We were both passed by a bike.”
She looked at me and said, 'Isn't it frightening? They are going to hit somebody'."
The widespread behaviour of speeding cyclists on shared paths would suggest that many are unaware of their responsibilities, not simply non-compliant.
Many cyclists appear unaware that they must have a set of lights which are clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front (and rear) of the bicycle
The rider of a bicycle must not ride at night, or in hazardous weather
(a) a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least
Note Low-beam and night are defined in the dictionary.
The Learners Permit is also reliable photo ID for purposes of identification.
It would heighten awareness to drivers of cyclists, cycling, and Sharing the Road.
Road Rule 250. Riding on a footpath or shared path
(2) Subrule (1) does not apply to a rider in the circumstances specified by the
(3) The rider of a bicycle riding on a footpath or shared path must—
(b) give way to any pedestrian on the footpath or shared path.
Note 1 Pedestrian is defined in rule 18, and shared path is defined in rule 242.
(4) In this rule—