Bike Safety

Bikes on Campus

Bike Safety

Riders should check the roadworthiness of their bikes by checking the following:

  • Check tyre treads are roadworthy
  • Check tyre pressure
  • Check brakes
  • Check gearing
  • Check batteries in head and tail lights are charged
  • Check helmet
  • Check gloves
  • Check eye protection
  • Check water bottle

Fluids:

  • Make sure that you take in water/fluids regularly when riding
  • This is particularly important on warmer/hot days

Road Rules:

  • Observe road rules
  • Observe additional rules of road for bike riders
  • Observe general safety of others around you
  • NSW Road Rules can be located at the Roads and Maritime Services website

Bike Safety Tips

When riding during the day always:

  • Wear on your head, a fitted correctly, approved helmet
  • Ensure a working horn or warning bell is affixed to the bike
  • Ride safely
  • Slow down and exercise caution when around pedestrians
  • Sound your bell if approaching pedestrians, particularly when travelling from behind pedestrians who may not see you and may be startled

When riding after dark always:

  • Turn on your front headlight and rear red lights
  • Wear bright clothing or a safety vest

See also Roads and Maritime Services website on Bicycles
 

Last reviewed: 13 April, 2015

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