Steve says riders need to “take back the agenda” on motorcycle safety.
He also suggests riders “focus on correcting habits and building awareness of not only the environment we ride in, but also our own skills and limitations”.
“Sure, there are always SMIDSY incidents, as we are hard to see, especially if drivers are not looking.
“Let’s work to understand the controllable factors first, then look at the road rules.”
The Transport for NSW road rules campaign that ignores riders has missed a great opportunity to make motorists aware that lane filtering is legal.
They say the campaign gives “NSW road users the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the road rules, including new or commonly misunderstood rules”.
So why not lane filtering?
It is also misses an opportunity to alert interstate riders of the differences in rules compared with other states at a vital time when riders from other states will be visiting NSW during the Easter holidays.
Double demerit points will also apply during the Easter holidays from April 18-22.