Queensland road rules state that bicycles are considered vehicles
Brisbane police will now strictly implement traffic rules amid prevalent violations by bikers, including riding through red lights, riding the wrong way up busy streets, not wearing helmets, and using mobile phones while driving.
Brisbane City Senior Sgt Corey Allen said that just early this month a rider crashed his bike at Spring Hill, saying that the coffee he was drinking was "too hot."
The minor crash could have turned fatal had the rider fallen into the path of a vehicle or struck an object, Sen-Sgt Corey Allen pointed out.
Thus police are reminding bikers that, contrary to misconception, they are not immune from traffic laws.
Queensland Police Service bike squad is conducting enforcement operations around the city.
Road ban rules bikers from holding on to another moving vehicle and require cyclists to wear a securely fitted helmet at all times.
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