Bike Safety and Rules of the Road Refresher / La sûreté à vélo et le Code de la route

Bike safety and Rules of the Road refresher

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 24, 2014                       9:25am 

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service would like to remind all cyclists in Ottawa – new and experienced riders – to respect the rules of the road.

“Ottawa is an incredible city to commute by way of bicycle to work or for pleasure; and we urge cyclists to use safety and follow the rules and regulations,” said Staff Sergeant Atallah Sadaka, Central District Community.  “Bicycles are considered vehicles and cyclists have the same rights and duties as motorists.”

Ontario Highway Traffic Act and the Ottawa Traffic and Parking Bylaw require the following:

  • Stop at all stop signs and red lights.
  • Signal all lane changes, turns and stops.
  • Drive/ride on the right side of the road.
  • Drive/ride only in the designated direction on one-way streets.
  • It is unsafe and illegal to ride on the sidewalk.
  • Share the road with other users.
  • Use lights when driving/riding at night.
  • Have a bell or horn on your bike.
  • Cyclists wear a helmet (required if under 18 years old), drivers wear a seatbelt.
  • Cyclists use proper hand signalling when turning and stopping.

Visit our website for more bicycle safety tips at: http://tinyurl.com/lq2ej6q 

“Be safe on the road, and enjoy our fascinating city.” 

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Rappel concernant la sûreté à vélo et le Code de la route

POUR DIFFUSION IMMÉDIATE: le mardi 24 juin 2014, 9 h 25

Ottawa — Le Service de police d’Ottawa tient à rappeler tous les cyclistes d’Ottawa, qu’ils soient novices ou chevronnés, qu’ils doivent obéir aux règles de la circulation.

« Ottawa est une ville incroyable pour le vélo, pour se rendre au travail comme pour se balader; et nous invitons les cyclistes à faire preuve de prudence et à respecter les règles et règlements », dit le sergent d’état-major Atallah Sadaka, de la police communautaire de la division centrale. « Le vélos sont considérés comme des véhicules, et les cyclistes ont les mêmes droits et les mêmes devoirs que les automobilistes. »

Ontario Highway Traffic Act and the Ottawa Traffic and Parking Bylaw require the following:

  • Stop at all stop signs and red lights.
  • Signal all lane changes, turns and stops.
  • Drive/ride on the right side of the road.
  • Drive/ride only in the designated direction on one-way streets.
  • It is unsafe and illegal to ride on the sidewalk.
  • Share the road with other users.
  • Use lights when driving/riding at night.
  • Have a bell or horn on your bike.
  • Cyclists wear a helmet (required if under 18 years old), drivers wear a seatbelt.
  • Cyclists use proper hand signalling when turning and stopping. 

Visitez notre site web, où vous trouverez d’autres conseils en matière de sûreté à bicyclette: http://tinyurl.com/lq2ej6q 

« Roulez en sûreté, et profitez des charmes de notre fascinante ville. »

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