Lane warning for cyclists

Cyclists are being warned to ride within designated lanes where provided when on Tasmanian roads. 

Tasmania Police said they've received complaints of cyclists not using the lane particularly during peak traffic times.

These cyclists risked a $100 fine if they didn't have a lawful excuse, police said. 

“We want cyclists to use their `pins' to ride in the cycle lane and avoid a PIN (police infringement notice,” Senior Sergeant Phillipa Burk from Hobart Uniform said.

"The main message that Tasmania Police would like to deliver is for all road users to abide by the rules, be courteous to each other and be patient."

The warning comes hot on the wheels of a New Zealand case where a cyclist was fined for impeding traffic.

The cyclist in question, who said he been using the route for 18 years, was ticketed $150 for blocking traffic. 

New Zealand police stood by the decision to book the biker. 

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