Motorcyclists road rules & penalties
Most rules that apply to motor vehicle drivers also apply to motorcyclists.
However, some rules are specific to motorcyclists.
|Riders and pillion passengers|| || |
|failing to wear an approved helmet||$550||4|
|Motorcycle riders|| || |
|failing to sit astride the seat, facing forwards||$100||3|
|failing to ride with at least one hand on the handlebars||$100||3|
|failing to keep both feet on footrests designed for the driver||$100||3|
|Passengers on 2-wheeled motorcycles|| || |
|ride on a road with more than one passenger||$100|| |
|riding a motorcycle with a passenger who has not attained 8 years of age||$100|| |
|Trikes and sidecars riders|| || |
|ride with more passengers than a sidecar or passenger seat is designed to carry||$100||3|
|ride on a road with a passenger seated unsafely||$100||3|
|ride on a road with a passenger who has not attained 8 years of age, unless that passenger is in a sidecar||$100||3|
|Passengers on trikes and sidecars riders|| || |
|ride in a sidecar seated unsafely||$100|| |
|Animals on motorcycles|| || |
|riding a motorcycle with an animal between the rider and the handlebars||$100||1|
The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.