Driving Riding penalty
From 1st March 2016 drivers who pass a bicycle rider
To help drivers provide the minimum distance,
some exemptions to the road rules will apply.
Drivers will be exempt from the following rules, as long
as it is safe to pass the bicycle rider with at least one meter
of space and they have a clear view of approaching traffic:
• Keep to the left of the
Drivers will be exempt from the following rules, as long as
it is safe to pass the bicycle rider with at least a meter of
when passing a bicycle rider face a $319 fine and
a penalty of two demerit points.
Bicycle riders over 18 must carry photo ID
From 1 March 2016, all bicycle riders aged 18 and
over must carry the required photo identification.
This will help riders be identified in an emergency
NSW Police will also be able to ask for identification
if they believe a bicycle rider has broken the road rules.
Bicycle riders will have 12 months to adjust to the
new law. From 1 March 2017, riders stopped by
Police for breaking the road rules could face a
$106 fine if they do not have the required photo ID.
The required photo ID includes a driver licence or a
NSW Photo Card. Already in NSW, more than 90 per cent of adults
currently hold a driver licence or NSW Photo Card.
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