According To FRSC, These Are Traffic Rules For Use Of Bicycles On The Highway
Many people use the bicycles on the road without knowing what the traffic rules says and how to stay safe, well according the FRSC, these rules may likely get you out of trouble.
(1) No person shall on any public road
(a) ride a bicycle not fitted with two efficient brakes and an efficient bell or horn or other appliance for giving audible warning of approach
(b) ride a bicycle of which at least 0.228 metres of the lowest part of the rear mudguard is not painted white on the outside
(c) fasten an animal to a bicycle so as to obstruct, endanger or annoy any person using the public road (d) leave a bicycle standing unattended without a person to hold the animal attached to the bicycle ;
(e) whilst riding a bicycle hold onto any other vehicle or bicycle
(f) ride a bicycle in a negligent or dangerous manner
(g) ride a bicycle without wearing an approved safety helmet or carry a passenger who is not wearing an approved helmet; or
(h) any person in contravention of this provision commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of N2,000 or to a term of 3 months imprisonment or to both.
(2) A person who rides a bicycle on a public road recklessly or without due care and attention, or without reasonable consideration for other road users commits an offence and is liable to a fine of N2,000 or to a term of 3 months imprisonment or to both.
(3) A person who, when riding a bicycle on a public road, is unfit to ride as a result of alcohol, drugs and other psychotropic substances to such extent as to be incapable of having proper control of the bicycle commits an offence.