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The law regarding cyclists and left-turning drivers

There is often much confusion about who has right of way when a motorist signals to turn left at an intersection and a cyclist is travelling straight.

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Can you speak on a mobile phone whilst riding a bicycle?

Can you speak on a mobile phone whilst riding a bicycle?

In July 2018, the ABC reported on an incident where a cyclist in Perth was fined $400 for talking on their mobile phone. There was another incident report in Adelaide in 2016 when...

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Laws for cyclists in South Australia

Setting the record straight on South Australia’s bike laws

Since 2012 cyclists have accounted for 4% of fatalities and 9% of serious injuries on South Australian roads. A total of 21 cyclists have been killed on our roads in that time,...

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New Drug Driving Laws Now in Effect in South Australia

On 8 March 2018 new drug driving laws came into effect in South Australia. These laws were made by the South Australian Parliament in November 2017. The new laws have introduced...

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