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Road Safety


Bicycles are considered vehicles under the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) - they have the same rights and responsibilities as other motor vehicles. That means that cyclists must obey the rules of the road too. When bikes follow the same rules as cars, the roads become safer and more predictable for everyone.

As cycling continues to gain in popularity as a mode of transportation, we see more cyclists on the road. Cyclists and drivers of motor vehicles must share the road safely to reduce the frequency and severity of preventable injuries. 



For safety tips, see Cyclists & Motorists below.

Cyclists are safest when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles. When you as a cyclist fail to obey the rules of the road, you lose the support of motorists

Follow the rules of the road

Obey all traffic laws, signs, and signals. Please refer to MTO’S Cycling Skills Guide for more information.

Cyclists must have:

  • A bell or horn
  • Reflector and reflective tape
  • Light on front from dusk till dawn
  • A properly fitted helmet on

Young cyclists should practice with adult supervision BEFORE they ride on the road.

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