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TAS Australian Law - Illegal to Lead Dog on Bicycle?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by Jake Jones, 14 March 2016.

  1. Jake Jones

    Jake Jones Member

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    Hello,

    I am trying to get some clarification on the law relating to leading a dog while riding a bicycle. From what I have researched of road rules, it is illegal to have an animal on a lead while riding, even if they were attached with a purposely designed lead.

    Now the question is, is it also illegal under Australian law to do so while on a path and not on the road?

    Secondly, is there written restrictions of size/weight/shape of bicycle trailers? The only information I can find is on carrying children in trailers.

    I ask as I hope to go bicycle touring with my faithful dog.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

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    It appears different states have different laws. In NSW the Road Rules state that:

    "A driver, motorcycle rider, bicycle rider or passenger must not lead an animal, including by tethering, while the vehicle is moving.
    Animals should be seated or housed in appropriate areas.

    Note:

    A driver must not drive with an animal in the driver’s lap.
    A motorcycle rider must not ride with an animal between the handlebars and the rider."


    As I understand it this also applies to "road related areas" such as footpaths and shared use paths like bike tracks.

    Not sure about TAS though sorry.
     
  3. Jake Jones

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    Bummer that sure is a hindrance
     

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