With a few very minor exceptions, bicycles have the right to be treated as any other vehicle on the road: it’s in the traffic rules. However, sometimes, bicycles are threatened or endangered by the greater weight and speed of cars. If this happens to you, you can do something about it:
- Call the police assistance line 13 1444 to report non-emergency matters in all states excluding QLD and VIC.
- In an emergency call the on 000 (in all states).
For general enquiries for ACT Police or to contact an ACT Police centre or station call 6256 7777.
In order to get the best response from Police we advise that you call the police (as against reporting it in person at the Police Station) where you should be re-directed to the Traffic Operations section. It is more likely that the officer will then be able to treat the complaint with the seriousness that it deserves.
You may be required to complete a form and/or the officer may meet you at a convenient time. It is likely that the officer will explain the process that may be required in order to seek a conviction.
Pedal Power encourages you to be diligent about reporting any incident, as it should be taken seriously. Request a copy of the form and it will be provided.
For more details about contacting the police and about traffic/road safety please see the ACT Policing web site.