Archive For The “rules of the road” Category

Why I Signal Right Turns With My Left Arm

By | November 12, 2010

It can be easy to forget or simply not use hand signals when cycling. Streetcar tracks, potholes, bike lanes in door zones and other obstacles can have you focusing on keeping both hands on your handlebars. Yet, when it comes to communicating with other road users there is no better way than with hand signals. [...]

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Important Number Missing From Toronto Police Bicycle “Blitz”

By | August 27, 2010

Every time the Toronto Police launch a “blitz” campaign, all we seem to care about are the numbers.
How many tickets were issued? How many law-breakers were brought to justice? How many scofflaws now have to pay a hefty fine?
But when all is said and done there is one number that is almost always absent. This [...]

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Set an Example; Stop for Open Streetcar Doors

By | August 10, 2010

Toronto Police Services are currently handing out warnings to drivers and cyclists who fail to stop for open streetcar doors.
I’ve seen some people on bikes coast by open doors in the hopes of passing streetcars and getting ahead of traffic. While illegal this behaviour is also incredibly rude. People often rush when leaving or trying [...]

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