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Become Bike Smart this Road Safety Week

20 November 2018
Become Bike Smart this Road Safety Week

We are encouraging drivers to be more aware of their fellow road users on two wheels as part of Road Safety Week 2018.

Drivers are being encouraged to be ‘Bike Smart’ and to be more aware of bikes by:

• Slowing Down: Give yourself more time to spot danger and react.
• Doing the Dutch Reach: Avoid ‘car dooring’ cyclists by using your opposite hand to open the door. This forces you to look behind you so you can check for approaching bikes.
• Turning your head: Take time to look properly for bikes before you pull out at junctions.
• Leave 150: Leave at least 150cm between your vehicle and a bike when overtaking.
• You’re not a bike!: Never stop in bike boxes at junctions, and don’t drive or park in cycle lanes.

Read the full news release for more details.