AQW 25394/11-15

Mr Mervyn Storey
Democratic Unionist Party
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 06/09/2013
Answered On Date: 23/09/2013
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Regional Development to outline the legislation that is applicable to cyclists on public highways.

The Highway Code for Northern Ireland contains a specific section entitled ‘Rules for Cyclists’ and these rules are in addition to subsequent sections in the Code, which apply to all vehicles. It also contains a section entitled ‘You and your bicycle’. The Highway Code can be accessed from the NI Direct internet site at the following web address:
Many of these rules are legal requirements and such rules are identified by the use of the words ‘MUST/MUST NOT’. Where these words appear in a rule, an abbreviated reference to the legislation which creates the offence is provided at the end of the rule. An explanation of the abbreviations is provided on page 125 of the Code.