Bike safety tips
Thinking of delivering food on a bike? Here are a few suggestions from safety experts and delivery people that you might want to read before you ride.
The right gear is important
Uber’s Community Guidelines recommend that you find a helmet that fits properly if you’re riding a bike, motorcycle or scooter. According to safety experts, helmets can help protect you when worn according to the manufacturer’s instructions: low on your forehead and snug under your chin.¹
Here are a few other useful tips.
Prioritise road safety
Before you start riding, check your brakes, tyres and equipment, and familiarise yourself with local road laws.
Ride on roads and in bike lanes
Ride where designated by local law for your safety and the safety of pedestrians around you.
Use bike-friendly navigation
You can choose to use bike-friendly navigation in the app by tapping your profile picture, followed by Account > App settings to select your preferred navigation.
Watch out for hazards
Be aware of potholes and car doors opening. Make sure, too, that you’re careful around train tracks, and don’t let your wheel get stuck.
Know before you go
Plan and familiarise yourself with your route before you ride, and do not ride on roads where there is a no-bicycles sign. Generally, these signs are found on tollways, motorways, bridges and tunnels.
Mount your phone
Having your phone in a phone mount as you deliver keeps your hands free so you can hold your bike’s handlebars and focus on the road.
Secure your delivery bag
Checking that your straps are in good condition and that your delivery bag is secured on your bike helps minimise it moving around while you ride.
Be ready for the conditions
If it’s looking like wet weather, make sure you’re prepared with the right wet weather equipment, such as a rain jacket and pants.
Bike road rules in your state
Help keep yourself – and others around you – safe when you ride. Are you familiar with bike road rules in your state? Interested in tips to ride safely and maintain your bike? We’ve pulled together a collection of informative videos and tips for each state. You can access these videos using the video library below.
Want more videos? Check out the video library below covering a range of topics to keep you safe while cycling.
Rules vary slightly from state to state. Head to your state’s video library to understand local laws in your area, tips on how to deliver safely using the app and riding during wet weather.
Want to know more about road rules?
Bicycle riders have the same rights and responsibilities on the road as other road users. There are also special road rules in each state that only apply to bicycle riders. If you want more information on the road rules for your state, check out the links below.
ACT: Transport Canberra ❯
QLD: TMR cycling rules ❯
¹Learn more here.
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