Bicycle Network: Behaviour
Police and the law
The City of Melbourne has several full-time bicycle police.
Police Bike Patrol
The City of Melbourne has several full-time bicycle police. They patrol the streets up to eight hours a day. Police on bikes are becoming more and more common the world over (see links at right), and for good reason.
Penalties and the law
Motorists who speed, behave recklessly or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged, fined and/or jailed for injuring or killing cyclists. See the link (right) on definitions of offences and the related jail terms.
Making a complaint against police
If you are unsatisfied with the police response after making a complaint about an incident while riding there are some steps you can take.
If you have a witness to support an incidence of harassment but the police do not want to take matters further and you are not happy with the reason, here's what you can do:
Bicycle Network Victoria through our Upholding your rights Program can provide advice on how to proceed with the matter. We will advise you on your next best course of action and can make further enquiries on your behalf.