KennethC wrote: Sette Budini wrote:
gplama wrote:258. Equipment on a bicycle
A person must not ride a bicycle that does not have—
(a) at least 1 effective brake; and
(b) a bell, horn, or similar warning device, in working order.
Penalty: 1 penalty unit
There's the bit that says to me that my voice is a perfectly legal substitute. I would argue it's better than any bell as I can use it during emergency braking/steering manouevres which I couldn't do with a bell.
Not sure, but I think somewhere in the law says the voice is not a legal warning device. Will check that out later, but it is a stupid law, yes.
EDIT: See http://www.bv.com.au/bikes-and-riding/11151/
And clearly stated here (back to the original topic of this thread):
This standard excludes second hand bikes, tandems, folding bikes, track racing bikes, one of a kind bicycles, power assisted bicycles and the smaller children's bicycles.