Bike Riders – Be Warned About Increased Penalties For Bicycle Offences


Increase in Fines

There will be a dramatic increase in fines here in NSW for bicycle riders who breach the following offences:

  • Not wear helmet, current fine $71. This will increase to $319.
  • Not stopping at a red light, was $71. This will increase to $425.
  • Riding your bike in a dangerous manner, was $71. This will increase to $425.
  • Holding onto a moving vehicle, was $71. This will increase to $319.
  • Failing to stop at a pedestrian crossing, was $71. Increased to $425.
  • Riding a bicycle at night without lights, was $71. Increased to $106.

Bike riders – if you are injured by a motor vehicle here in NSW, you may have a CTP claim against the motor vehicle’s greenslip insurer.

Even if you have been guilty of one of the above offences and have been fined, if you have been injured by a motor vehicle, you may still have a claim.

Contact the car accident lawyer team here at Taylor & Scott on 1800 600 664 or fill in the Contact Form on this page. All claims for bicycle riders are run by Taylor & Scott on a no-win/no-pay basis meaning if you don’t win, we don’t get paid.

We are happy to visit you in hospital or at home if you are unable to come to one of our offices.

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