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Delivery drivers caught using phone while riding bikes down Sydney’s Eastern Distributor tunnel

  • Two cyclists riding electric bikes  spotted in Sydney’s Eastern Distributor Tunnel
  • One of the drivers is spotted staring at the screen of a phone held in his hand 
  • Standard speed limit for the tunnel is 80km/h and has no dedicated cycle lane
  • Same rules apply to all cyclists, including those who ride electric bikes
  • Cyclists caught in the Eastern Distributor can face fines between $253-$2,200

Shocking footage has emerged of two delivery drivers not only breaking the law but risking their own and other motorists’ lives on a busy Sydney motorway.

The video, filmed by a passenger of a passing vehicle and sent to 9 News, shows two delivery drivers on electric bikes riding through the Eastern Distributor tunnel in Sydney’s CBD.

The footage shows the two cyclists riding parallel to the left lane wall, where the first driver is spotted staring at the screen of a phone held in his hand.

 

‘What the f—? are you doing mate?’ a passenger is heard exclaiming as a motorist passes the oblivious rider who is too busy looking at his phone

Two delivery drivers on electric bikes were filmed pedalling through Sydney's Eastern Distributor tunnel, which is illegal under NSW road laws

Two delivery drivers on electric bikes were filmed pedalling through Sydney’s Eastern Distributor tunnel, which is illegal under NSW road laws

‘What the f—? are you doing mate?’ the passenger is heard exclaiming as he passes the oblivious rider.

Both bikes are seen in the footage travelling at a much slower pace than other vehicles. 

‘Delivery scooters up this tunnel = Dedication,’ one man commented on the 9 News Facebook page.

Electric bikes are limited to a maximum assisted speed of 25km/h in Australia.

The standard speed limit for the Eastern Distributor tunnel is 80km/h and has no dedicated cycle lane. 

Under NSW road laws, the same rules apply to all cyclists, including those who ride power-assisted pedal bikes.

Cyclists caught travelling in the Eastern Distributor, Cross City Tunnel, Lane Cove Tunnel, Sydney Harbour Tunnel or the M5 East can face fines from $253 to up to $2,200.

The latest incident comes several weeks after a Domino’s employee was spotted illegally riding his bike through the Eastern Distributor tunnel during peak-hour traffic. 

The video, filmed by a passenger of a passing vehicle,  shows two delivery drivers on electric bikes pedalling through the Eastern Distributor tunnel in Sydney's CBD

The video, filmed by a passenger of a passing vehicle,  shows two delivery drivers on electric bikes pedalling through the Eastern Distributor tunnel in Sydney’s CBD

Electric bikes are limited to a maximum assisted speed of 25km/h in Australia

Electric bikes are limited to a maximum assisted speed of 25km/h in Australia

 

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