The Highway Code
Table of Contents
Part 3 - Motorists and Motor Cyclist
Part 4 - Other Road Users and Animals
SIGNS AND SIGNALS
- Drivers and Riders Signals
- Police Signals
- Traffic Signs
- Law Demands
- Tips to Safe Driving
Part 2 - PEDAL CYCLIST
- Make sure your cycle is safe to ride. At night you must have in front a white light visible from a reasonable distance. You must also carry in the rear a lighted lamp showing a red light, or a reflector. Your brakes must be kept in proper working order. Your tyres must be in good condition. Your cycle must be fitted with a bell to warn road users of your approach.
- A Police Officer in uniform is empowered, and shall be permitted by the owner or the person in charge of any cycle, to test and inspwct the brakes of a cycle when on the road. If the cycle is involved in an accident, within 48 hours the Police can carry out the inspection on any premises.
- No Parent, Guardian or any other person having legal custody of a child or young person below the age of 16 years shall knowingly permit such child or young person to ride on a road, a cycle which does not comply with any laws as regards the condition of the cycle.
- Do not learn to ride on the public road, it is dangerous. Look for a safe open space.
- When getting on or off do so on the left side of the cycle to avoid traffic.
- Do not ride abreast another cycle. Do note ride on the sidewalk or footpath. It is an offence to do so.
- When you are riding:
- Always keep both hands on the handlebar unless you are signalling.
- Always keep both feet on the pedals.
- Do not hold on to another vehicle or another cyclist.
- Do not carry a passenger on your cycle.
- Do not ride close behind another vehicle.
- Do not carry anything which might affect your balance or become entangled with the wheels or chain.
- Do not lead an animal.
- Wear light coloured or reflective and fluorescent clothing especially between dusk and dawn, and during inclement weather.
- It is an offence to ride whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.
- All accidents must be reported to the police immediately.
- Move off the street to stop, park or make repairs to your cycle.
- Where there is a cycle track use it.