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Road Rules for Cyclists and Skaters

There are certain rules that all road users (drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and skaters) must abide by. This chapter explores the current Tasmanian road rules and addresses other laws and regulations that apply to cyclists, skateboarders and others.

Who and What are Covered by the Road Rules 2019?

The Road Rules 2019 (Tas) define various words in the text as well as in the Dictionary at the end of the Rules. The Cycling South group provide a solid introduction to the most important road rules for Tasmanian cyclists and drivers interested in laws affecting cyclists A cyclist is included ...

The General Road Rules the apply to Cyclists

The general road laws apply to all vehicles and hence also to bicycles. But the unspoken rules of cooperation, respect and a positive attitude between cyclists and drivers are important to safety on the roads for everyone, as well. Cyclists are far more vulnerable to accidents than people in c...

Bicycle and cyclist specific laws

The road laws for cyclists in Tasmania are contained in the Road Rules 2019 (Tas). ‘Vehicle’ includes bicycles, and the person riding a bicycle is a ‘rider’. This definition does not include a person wheeling a bicycle. For the purposes of the Road Rules, a driver includes a reference to a rider,...

Important Rules for cyclists and drivers

Cycling South provides an excellent resource on Tasmanian road rules and guidelines to promote knowledge of the law so that cyclists and drivers can work toward a courteous and cooperative sharing of the roads. These rules are what you should keep in mind when you’re cycling or driving so that ev...

Skateboarders and Others

Skateboarders are defined as pedestrians for the purposes of the Road Rules 2019 (Tas). The rules that apply specifically to skateboarders or users of ‘wheeled recreational devices’ are contained in rules 240A – 244. Skateboarders on footpaths or shared paths must give way to pedestrians on ...

Contacts and Resources

A primary resource for cyclists in Tasmania is Bicycle Network Tasmania. They can be contacted through their online contact form. Another Tasmanian resources is Cycling South where you can find a range of resources. Another helpful and interesting resource is Cycling and Walking Australia a...

Personal mobility devices: e-skateboards and e-scooters

New rules for personal mobility devices (PMDs) - e-scooters and e-skateboards came into effect as of 1 December 2021. Transport Services within the Department of State Growth have provided a comprehensive guide to these changes for users. E-bikes are not included in the definition of PMDs a...

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