You, your bike and the law

A bicycle is defined as a “vehicle” in the NSW Road Rules 2014. This definition means that the road rules that apply to cars and other motor vehicles also apply when riding a bike.

For example, you must stop at stop signs and red traffic lights, and indicate when you are changing lanes or directions (using hand signals, as bicycles lack the indicator lights of other vehicles).

There are also some road rules that apply specifically to riding a bike.