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Riding in Sydney? Don’t forget your ID and a Bell!

New South Wales gets tough on Cyclists…  Including $106 for not having a bell on your bike!

On the plus side, drivers can now be fined for driving within 1m of a cyclist… although how this will be policed is unclear.

The change in laws was announced by NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay as part of a crackdown on cyclists who break road rules in the state.

From March 2016, riding without an ID will result in a $106 fine and not wearing a helmet or holding onto a moving car will cost $319, while running a red light will incur a $425 fine.

Mr Gay said carrying ID helped identify riders in an emergency or if they broke the road rules. Read More