Additional Rules for Motorcycles

Additional Rules for Motorcycles, Motor Tricycles and Quadbikes

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Riding a motor cycle is more tiring and more dangerous than driving a car. There is therefore a set of extra rules to ensure to ensure safety of motorcyclists and their passengers. These include:

  • The rider and any passenger must wear suitable safety helmets.
  • The helmet should be an approved motorcycle helmet in a bright colour to allow others to see motorcyclists more clearly and with a face protection to protect your face from flying objects. The helmet should fit snuggly and be securely fastened to the rider and passenger's heads. If the helmet is damaged, replace it. If it gets dirty, wash it with warm soapy water.
  • The rider must keep both feet on the footrests of a motorcycle and sit astride the saddle
  • All wheels must stay in contact with the road surface at all times
  • A motorcycle must have one number plate secured at the back of the vehicle
  • Motorcycles must ride in single-files on the road (i.e. not next to each other within a lane)
  • Only one motorcycle at a time may overtake another vehicle travelling in the same lane
  • Don't hold onto another moving vehicle
  • Always keep at least one hand on the handlebars
  • It is important to wear warm, protective clothing, gloves and leather boots to avoid hypothermia from getting too cold and minimise impact of any fall or collision
  • Motorcycles with an engine capacity of 50cc or less may not carry passengers, nor are they allowed on freeways.

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