All road users must keep as ‘near as practicable’ to the left side of the roadway. This means you must generally keep left when riding, but not so far left that it affects your safety.

  • Ride in a position where you have a good view and where other people can see you.
  • Avoid swerving in and out – riding in a straight line will help other people predict your movements.
  • Stay a safe distance from the kerb or edge of the road, so you avoid gutters, debris and stormwater grates.
  • Where the road has a shoulder, you may ride on the shoulder.

Keeping left