Promoting, Protecting and Expanding the Motorcycle Industry

Bus Lane Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Motorcyclists in Bus Lanes (revised January 2012)

1 We share bus lanes with other vulnerable road users, take extra care around them 
2 Be aware of pedestrians walking through traffic queues and at bus stops 
3 Look out for pedal cycles and give them a wide berth, they may suddenly change direction or position 
4 Pass cyclists on the offside only – never undertake 
5 Always assume cyclists cannot hear or see you behind them 
6 Do not use excessive speed when using bus lanes or overtaking cyclists 
7 Collisions happen when cars pull from junctions and side roads into the path of motorcyclists in bus lanes – Keep Your Speed Down
8 Watch out for other vehicles crossing bus lanes
9 Take extra care when riding alongside congested pavement areas 
10 We are ambassadors for motorcycling, riding in a bus lane is a privilege that needs to be respected 

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