Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby Comedian » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:37 am

PawPaw wrote:After several readings of the road rules for cyclists, I understand the only compulsory hand signal is for a right hand turn.
Left hand turns don't require signaling, nor stopping.
Have I got it right?

That's my understanding. Hence the standard of having the rear brake on the left.
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:03 am

Comedian wrote:
PawPaw wrote:After several readings of the road rules for cyclists, I understand the only compulsory hand signal is for a right hand turn.
Left hand turns don't require signaling, nor stopping.
Have I got it right?

That's my understanding. Hence the standard of having the rear brake on the left.

And here I was thinking it was a thing from riding moto's. Front brake should always be on the right. The left is the clutch. The other way round feels weird to me.
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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby Comedian » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:31 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:
Comedian wrote:
PawPaw wrote:After several readings of the road rules for cyclists, I understand the only compulsory hand signal is for a right hand turn.
Left hand turns don't require signaling, nor stopping.
Have I got it right?

That's my understanding. Hence the standard of having the rear brake on the left.

And here I was thinking it was a thing from riding moto's. Front brake should always be on the right. The left is the clutch. The other way round feels weird to me.


European bikes are often set up opposite!
Once you can climb hills on a bike it's all downhill. :mrgreen:

Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:56 pm

Comedian wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:
Comedian wrote:[quote="PawPaw"]After several readings of the road rules for cyclists, I understand the only compulsory hand signal is for a right hand turn.
Left hand turns don't require signaling, nor stopping.
Have I got it right?

That's my understanding. Hence the standard of having the rear brake on the left.

And here I was thinking it was a thing from riding moto's. Front brake should always be on the right. The left is the clutch. The other way round feels weird to me.


European bikes are often set up opposite![/quote]
God knows why. I definitely feel I can modulate my front brake better using my right hand than my left. I am right handed though and have ridden moto's for many years.
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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:22 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:God knows why. I definitely feel I can modulate my front brake better using my right hand than my left. I am right handed though and have ridden moto's for many years.


Pretty sure this is Sheldons advice on lever assignment too for just the same reason.
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby Charliechopper » Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:06 pm

If only this was in a driving test
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Re: Summary of Qld road rules for cyclists

Postby velosophy » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:07 pm

http://cycletraveller.com.au/australia/ ... road-rules

Great to see QLD doing the right thing for cycling....Maybe NSW next!!
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