What new road rules mean for you
The State Government has announced five new road rules that will affect most of us::
Mobile phone use by bicycle riders and users of wheeled recreational devices
A bicycle rider using a phone while cycling will be treated the same way as car drivers, with police empowered to issue on-the-spot fines of $476 to any cyclist using a hand-held phone while riding.
Cyclists are exempt from fines if the phone is secured in a mounting fixed to the bicycle (not held by the rider), or is not being held and doesn't require the rider to touch the phone.
The new rules apply to people using wheeled recreational devices, and any vehicle that is not a motor vehicle. This includes rollerblades/skates, skateboards and scooters .... read more here