Tips for sharing the road.
Drivers must keep a one-metre distance when passing a cyclist. The penalty for not doing so is a $110 fine.
Bicycles must have a white front light, red rear light or reflector and a bell or horn that works. The penalty for missing any of these items is a $110 fine.
Do the Dutch Reach.
Avoid dooring a cyclist by doing the Dutch Reach. The minimum fine for dooring is $365 and 3 demerit points upon conviction.
By law, every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved helmet. Riders under 16 years old: a parent or guardian must make sure their child wears a helmet. To find out how to buy the proper helmet, visit CAA Choosing a Helmet.
Watch for Bikes® program.
To help raise awareness and remind motorists to stay alert, CAA gives away Watch for Bikes decals at CAA Stores across Ontario. The decal is to be placed on your side mirror as a reminder to check your mirror for cyclists and other traffic. Visit one of our CAA Stores to get your free decal.