New Definition of Pedalecs in Design Rules (Australia)
16th Jul 2012
The Australian Design Rules definitions were amended in May 2012 to include Pedalecs. Pedalecs are defined as 'a vehicle meeting European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009 or EN 15194:2009+A1:2011 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles - EPAC Bicycles'.
Review of the Australian Road Rules and Australian Vehicle Standards Rules (Australia)
04th Nov 2011
This discussion paper, released by the National Transport Commission in November 2011, makes recommendations for improvements to the Australian Road Rules to ensure their relevance in today's society. The Australian Road Rules form a large portion of overall traffic law. They specify rules for motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians. The discussion paper is open for public comment until 16 December 2011.
Road Rules for Bicycle Riders (Australia)
12th Aug 2011
The following list provides links to the road rules for bicycle riders published by the Australian state and territory road organisations.
Australian Road Rules
21st Dec 2010
The Australian Road Rules contain the basic rules of the road for motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, passengers and others. They are ‘model laws’ that were initially created in 1999 under an agreement under which each Australian state and territory agreed that it would adopt the Rules into its laws.