Australian police are tough on cyclists who ride without a bike bell; in Western Australia the fine is $100, in New South Wales $106, in Queensland $121 and in Victoria it is a whopping $180. It doesn’t help that bike riders are being targeted in police operations, but let’s put arguments about the validity of the law aside. Across Australia, riders need a bike bell. You can pick up a bell for $5 from your local bike shop, it won’t be pretty but it will suffice. If you lay down a bit more cash you get to choose between some funky coloured bells or a design with flowers […]
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