Do you currently deliver food on a bike? Your safety is important to us, so we’d like to share some tips for keeping you safe on the road.The government of Toronto has provided some road rules while riding a bike.
Below are some of the government suggested tips to follow:
- Familiarize yourself with local laws and follow the rules of the road. See Toronto guidelines.
- Slow down coming into corners and sharp turns, and approaching intersections.
- Adjust your speed to match the prevailing road conditions.
Roads and bike lanes
- Don’t ride on the sidewalks.
- Check your surroundings before changing lanes.
- Always use hand signals correctly prior to making a lane change.
- Avoid making unnecessary lane changes — this decreases your visibility to other motorists.
- Check your mirrors and perform a shoulder check prior to moving lanes.
- Be aware of your blind spots.
- Use your headlight at all times to increase your visibility to other motorists.
- Check your brakes, tires, and other equipment before riding.
- Wear your helmet. Make sure your helmet fits properly and is being worn per manufacturer’s instructions. Low on your forehead and snug under your chin.
- Increase visibility by wearing brightly coloured clothing.
- Park your bike on designated racks if available.
- Check your surroundings for hazards such as car doors opening, rapidly braking traffic, potholes, wildlife and pedestrians.
- Avoid hazards by having a sufficient gap between you and the vehicle ahead.
See you on the road!