This time we will introduce“Road Rules for Cyclists” to you. As the weather gets cooler, more and more cyclists can be seen on the road. Anyone can enjoy riding a bicycle, but there are some road rules for cyclists that everyone should keep in mind. You can check out these simple rules and have fun riding a bicycle safely.
A bicycle is categorized as a MOTOR VEHICLE!
You should ride your bicycle on the road or on bike lanes as it is legally considered as “a motor vehicle”. In other words, cycling on the sidewalk or on the crosswalk is illegal. You should dismount or push your bicycle. A cyclist has to be careful not to get in the way of other motorized vehicles, and should ride near the road edge. Also, riding against traffic in the wrong direction, not stopping at red lights, and crossing the roadway or reversing on the road are not allowed.
Watch out for pedestrians whether on the sidewalk or on bike lanes!
If a cyclist collides with a pedestrian on the sidewalk, usually he or she should take full responsibility for the accident. Things are not much different on bike lanes. As bike lanes are available to both cyclists and pedestrians, cyclists are largely responsible for accidents with pedestrians. You should always beware of running into pedestrians.
Keep under the speed limit of 20 km/h near Hangang River!
A lot of bike lanes are built near Hangang River so that many cyclists can enjoy riding their bikes. As these lanes are for both cyclists and pedestrians, it is recommended to obey the speed limit of 20 kim/h.