Did you know that bike lights are compulsory at night or at times where visibility is low? That means in fog or even a rainy day too.
Thanks to the NZTA, here’s a list of compulsory items required on a bike.
At all times:
- A red or yellow rear reflector that is visible from a distance of 100 metres when light shines on it.
- Good brakes on the front and back wheels (or, if the cycle was made before 1 January 1988, a good brake on the back wheel).
When cycling at night or when visibility is poor, cycles must have the following:
- One or more steady or flashing rear-facing red lights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres.
- One or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. Only one of these headlights may flash.
- Pedal retro-reflectors on the forward and rearward facing surfaces of each pedal. If the cycle does not have these, you must wear reflective material.
Interested in knowing more? Check out the optional items here and don’t forget your helmet.
UC Sustainability has more tips on riding around campus.