Laws, penalties, fines and statistics involving cyclists

Did you know?

  • The most common error committed by cyclists involved in casualty collisions was disobeying a traffic signal (23.4%)
  • The largest number of casualty collisions involving bicycles (38.1%) occurred during the evening rush-hour period (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
  • Cyclists aged 15-19 were most often involved in these collisions
  • Cyclists must be aware that only pedestrians - people on foot - have the right of way in crosswalks. Only if a cyclist dismounts and walks their bike across a crosswalk are they a pedestrian

Penalties and Fines for Cyclist Errors

  • Failure to stop at a stop sign: $388
  • Operating a bicycle on a sidewalk that is not designated as shared-use: $100
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk: $776
  • Failure to yield to pedestrians on shared-use sidewalks or paths and/or ring your bell before passing: $250
  • Failure to have lights when bicycling in the dark: $78
  • No reflectors on bicycle: $155
  • Both feet on pedals, both hands on handlebars, carrying passenger (without passenger seat): $78
  • Distracted cycling: $287
  • Travel single file (Use of Highway and Rules of the Roads Regulation, Section 78)