According to the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. When cyclists and motorists follow the same set of rules, the chance of a collision is greatly reduced.
Safe cycling requires knowledge and skill. It must be learned through practice and a personal commitment to safety. Riding experience is extremely important, but it alone is not enough. To become a safe cyclist you must continue to improve your skills, correct poor riding habits, learn from your mistakes, and avoid repeating them.
Most riding decisions are based on judgment -- yours and that of the other users of our highway system. You must learn and use safe cycling practices. Your attitude toward your own safety and that of others is an important factor. Bicycle defensively and remember...
...Caution is Critical.