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  1. 1. LET’S ALL SHARE THE ROAD… SAFELYwww.saaq.gouv.qc.caleftback viewright stop12yesnoRULES FOR CYCLISTSRemain visible at all timesEquip your bicycle with reflectors, a red light at therear, a white headlight at the front and reflective strips.Other vehicles are larger than you, so make sure youare visible in traffic, especially at night.Be alertLook out for dangers on the road (doors of parkedcars, potholes or broken pavement and other obstacles)and obey traffic signals. Yield the right-of-way topedestrians and never ride on the sidewalk.Ride with the flow of trafficRide in a straight line in a predictable manner, withthe flow of traffic, and stay on the far right side ofthe road. Do not forget to yield the right-of-way topedestrians at intersections where right turns at ared light are allowed.Signal your intentionsCheck behind you before changing lanes or turning.Use hand signals to indicate your intention to turn.This is also a great way to make your presence knownto other road users.Turn left safelyThere are two ways to do this:1 like a vehicle, by staying on the left lane at anintersection; 2 like a pedestrian, by making an“L” shaped turn.Adjust your drivingKeep longer distances to brake under rainor snow conditions.Wear your helmet properlyAn improperly adjusted helmet is ineffective. The helmetmust not tilt too low on your forehead or the backof your head. There should be room for the width oftwo fingers between your eyebrows and the helmet.The straps should form a “Y” shape under the earlobes.A properly adjusted buckle should leave room for onefinger between the strap and your chin.
  2. 2. LET’S ALL SHARE THE ROAD… SAFELYwww.saaq.gouv.qc.caRULES FOR MOTORISTSLook out for cyclists……regardless of the weather, place or time. Cyclistsmust occasionally steer away from the far right sideof the road to avoid debris or obstacles. If you areparked, check to make sure there are no oncomingcyclists before opening your door.Keep your distanceWhen passing a cyclist, keep a distance of around1 m between your vehicle and the cyclist, and 1.5 mon rural roads. Under the Highway Safety Code, amotorist may cross a solid line to pass a cyclist ifthis manoeuvre can be done safely. Before gettingback into the lane, make sure you leave enoughdistance between your vehicle and the cyclist.Be careful at intersectionsAlways watch out for cyclists at intersections.Yield the right-of-way to cyclists riding on yourright or before turning right at a red light(where permitted).Yield the right-of-way to cyclists......crossing the lane you are about to enter.Do not honk your hornwhen approaching cyclistsThis can startle cyclists and cause themto make a wrong manoeuvre.klaxon1mC-5059-A (11-03)For more information, read the Safe CyclingGuide at