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Accidents sometimes happen between drivers and cyclists. There are certain rules that apply to cyclists and you have options for recovering money for any damage that may occur.
A bike is considered a vehicle and cyclists must follow the same NSW Road Rules as drivers of other vehicles.
There are also Road Rules that only apply to cyclists.
All drivers of a motor vehicle (including motorcyclists) must:
If a bike is involved in an accident with a car, both the rider and the driver are required to stop and exchange details. Where a bike rider or driver has not stopped to exchange details after an accident, you can report the accident to the police, providing a description of the bike and the rider, or the car and the driver.
Not many bike riders are insured for the damage they cause to other people's cars or property.
If you have an accident with them and they are at fault, you can still claim for your damage from the bike rider.
For more information, see Making a claim.
Before making a claim, you should consider whether they are able to pay.