A well attended Social Saturday...

Warm welcome to all the new riders! Hope you had a good time.  Also, nice to see some people I haven't seen in a while.  Good luck to those that are racing tomorrow and in the next coming weeks!  Till next week...

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Comment by DY on July 23, 2011 at 5:07pm
Wow. Drama sucks! Heat could have been a catalyst.
Comment by Jeff N on July 23, 2011 at 8:44pm

I may be confused but I don't think there is a ticket for a cyclist riding in a lane in any position, we should ride as close to the side as is safe.  We are vehicles and must obey the traffic laws just like cars must.  When a car passes a cyclist, they should signal then move across the lane to provide sufficient distance to clear the cyclist (at least a meter clearance).  Otherwise they can be charged with dangerous driving. 

Take the license number and describe the driver then call the police.  I am told they will have a conversation with the driver.

 

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Ontario's Guide to Safe Cycling

Cycling and The Law

 

A bicycle is a vehicle under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (HTA). This means that, as a bicyclist, you have the same rights and responsibilities to obey all traffic laws as other road users. Cyclists charged for disobeying traffic laws will be subject to a minimum set fine and a Victim Surcharge fine of $20.00 for most offences (please note set fines below are subject to change).

The following are key sections of the HTA concerning cyclists.

HTA 144/136 - Traffic signals and signs
stop for red lights and stop signs and comply with all other signs. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 153 - One-ways streets
ride in the designated direction on one-way streets. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 147 - Slow moving traffic travel on right side
any vehicle moving slower than the normal traffic speed should drive in the right-hand lane, or as close as practicable to the right edge of the road except when preparing to turn left or when passing another vehicle. For cyclists, you must ride far enough out from the curb to maintain a straight line, clear of sewer grates, debris, potholes, and parked car doors. You may occupy any part of a lane when your safety warrants it. Never compromise your safety for the convenience of a motorist behind you. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 142 - Signalling a turn
before turning, look behind you and signal your turn. Cyclists can use their right arm to signal a right turn. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 140(1) 144(29) - Crosswalks
yield or stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 140(6)/144(29) - No riding in crosswalks
walk your bike when crossing at a crosswalk. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 166 - Streetcars
stop two metres behind streetcar doors and wait until passengers have boarded or departed and reached the curb. Set fine: $85.00
HTA 175 (12) - Stopped school buses
stop for stopped school buses when the upper alternating red lights are flashing and the stop arm is out. Set fine: $400.00
HTA 62(17) - Lights
a bike must have a white front light and a red rear light or reflector if you ride between 1/2 hour before sunset and 1/2 hour after sunrise and white reflective tape on the front forks and red reflective tape on rear forks. Set fine: $20.00
HTA 75 (5) - Bell
a bike must have a bell or horn in good working order. Set fine: $85.00

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