Montreal elementary traffic rules for cyclists stipulates that cyclists must comply with the same rules of the road that bind motor vehicles drivers, except for the following restrictions:
Driving a car is not an innate skill. It is an activity that requires our complete attention. It is a privilege granted by the SAAQ to people who meet the requirements to obtain a driver's licence. Adopting safe practices avoids problems and allows you to remain confident about preserving your driving privileges.
A bicycle rider approaching a STOP sign must stop and yield passage to any vehicle that is either turning into the intersection or close enough to present danger of collision.
Unless otherwise indicated, when approaching a red light, cyclists must stop before the pedestrian crossing or the stop line. If there is none, they must stop in fron of the lateral line on the road at the intersection and, they can carry on as soon as the signal changes.
The safe behaviour of drivers remains an essential component for accident prevention, as it is their behaviour that causes 80% of collisions. Like the slogan says: "we are all responsible for our conduct" - nous sommes tous responsables de notre conduite".
Several articles of the Highway Safety Code are unknown or misinterpreted by drivers. Drivers who are responsible for knowing the regulations before getting behind the wheel, since the courts do not recognize a defence based on ignorance of the law.
A bicycle rider turning in an intersection must yield passage to other pedestrians and cyclists.