The Australian Motorcycle Council had lobbied tirelessly for years behind the scenes for uniformity of these rules across the states.
However, the rules had to be implemented by State Regulatory Authorities.
Victoria and the ACT were the first to implement the rules in July 2018.
However, Victorian Police still persist with fining riders for having a helmet camera and the ACT added the amendment that helmet attachment mounts must be ‘frangible’ which means they break off in a crash.
Queensland followed in November 2018, while Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory followed last December.
Despite this apparent interstate harmony, there still remain variances in lane filtering rules, such as Queensland’s “edge-filtering” rule.