Do cyclists need to have a bell?

Should a cyclist have a bell?

Existing laws require bikes to be fitted with a bell when they are sold as new but there is no legal requirement to keep them on bicycles or use them on the road. … The Highway Code merely suggests that cyclists “should be considerate of other road users, particularly blind and partially sighted pedestrians”.

Do cyclists need to signal?

Traffic signs and traffic light signals apply to all road users. Cyclists must obey them. Just as there are parking rules for vehicles, there are also ones for cyclists.

Are bicycle bells rude?

Nothing says “bicycle coming through” more than a bell. It is a universally known noise. … Seems bike bells annoy pedestrians, especially if they deem the bell ringing excessive. Others consider bike bells rude.

Why we should not wear bike helmets?

Helmets = fewer cyclists = more danger

So as much as helmets decrease the chance of head injury when you get into an accident, they may actually increase your chance of getting into an injury in the first place. There is another significant way that the use of helmets harm cyclists: Bike helmets discourage cycling.

When should I use my bike bell?

You can ring your bell when you pass a car who obnoxiously opens their door into the bike lane. You can use it to warn other, slower, lamer cyclists that you are coming up behind them.

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Should cyclists be in single file?

“[cyclists’ should] ride in single file when drivers wish to overtake and it is safe to let them do so. When riding in larger groups on narrow lanes, it is sometimes safer to ride two abreast”. … It ensures a driver overtakes only when there is sufficient space for them to fully pass into the opposite carriageway.