As a cyclist, you must familiarize yourself with the limitations related to driving a heavy vehicle to better understand its manoeuvres and adopt safe cycling behaviours.
When turning right, a heavy vehicle may have to drift to the left to have enough room to perform the manoeuvre. Always remain far ahead or behind a heavy vehicle, never next to it, because you might lose the space you need if the heavy vehicle begins turning.
If you are in any one of a heavy vehicle's blind spots, the driver cannot see you.
If you cannot see the driver's eyes in a rearview mirror or through a window, you should assume that the driver cannot see you.
For your safety and the safety of others, you are required to stop at least 5 metres away from a school bus or minibus whose flashing lights are activated or whose stop arm is deployed. You are not required to stop when you are approaching a school bus or minibus that is in another lane that is separated by a median.
For your safety and the safety of others, it is recommended that you stop at least 5 metres away from the rear of a bus. Just like for other vehicles, never pass a bus on the right.
Last update: May 2, 2018