The introduction of lane filtering a year ago has reduced congestion on major roads and reduced the risk of injury to riders says the Motorcycle Council of NSW.
Vice chairman Christopher Burns says in a press release that NSW led the way in July 2014 by introducing lane filtering which has since been followed by Queensland, a trial in the ACT, and impending introduction in Victoria and the American states of Washington, Texas, Oregon and Tennessee.
“Despite initial concerns raised when Lane Filtering was first introduced the sky did not fall in,” he says.
“Lane filtering has proven safety benefits, removing riders from the high risk zone of the most common collision in Australia, the rear ender, and thereby reduces the likelihood of injury to riders.
“The fact that so many other Australian states are introducing this measure, as well as overseas jurisdictions, clearly shows there is merit in this initiative, reducing congestion on major roads and reducing the risk of injury to riders.”
Unfortunately, the laws vary from state to state, causing some confusion among riders.