Allowing bicycles to be fitted with stop lamps and direction-indicator lamps is a good idea, say cyclists.
Cycling Advocates Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says updating the rules around bicycle lights makes sense.
"With bright LEDs and powerful batteries, modern bike lights are better than ever. Allowing stop lights and turn indicators on bikes is a sensible move, but these are no substitute for clear hand signals, using lots of eye contact with other road users, and safe riding habits."
Advances in lighting technology mean that stop lamp and indicator systems are now available for
bicycles. The Road User Rule currently specifically prohibits such systems, but it is proposed that this provision be removed as there is no reason for retaining it.