Motorcyclists need to keep to the road

| 08/10/2018 | 2 Comments

Is it lawful to drive a motorcycle in the bicycle lanes or on the shoulder of the road to bypass traffic (usually a rush hour event to bypass a mile or so of traffic, not just one obstruction)?


Ask Auntie, CNS Local Life, Caymanian statusAuntie’s answer: I have received several questions regarding motorcycles and rules of the road (as an example, see Motorcycles should stay in their lane). The simplest and most direct answer to these questions is that motorcyclists must follow the Traffic Law just like any other vehicle, which also includes bicycles.

Specifically, when it comes to your question, that means that it is illegal for motorcyclists to use either bicycle lanes or the shoulder of the road to avoid traffic. Along with that, riders are not allowed to use bicycle lanes to pass other vehicles, or undertake.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Bcuz most of the drivers here are from some other parts of the world that don’t know squat about driving.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    I think they do this mostly for safety reasons. In traffic a lot of people are constantly switching lanes and drivers in Cayman are known to not look in their mirrors before moving.

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