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Leniency on motorcycle edge filtering rule

Queensland is the only state that allows edge filtering on some roads and now riders have been granted further leniency when the speed limit is temporarily changed. Lane filtering was introduced in 2015 under the former Liberal State Government, thanks to lobbying by the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland. The rules included the unique allowance …

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Lane filtering rules vary across borders

Riders crossing state and territory borders should be aware that motorcycle lane filtering rules and penalties vary substantially. This week the ACT joined most of Australia (except NT and WA which is joining soon) with lane-filtering rules after a protracted 30-month trial. However, the rules vary from just over the borders in NSW. There were …

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Australian Capital Territory has permanent motorcycle lane filtering rules

ACT finally makes lane filtering permanent

The Australian Capital Territory today (October 9, 2018) joins much of Australia with permanent motorcycle lane-filtering rules after a successful 30-month trial period. However, fines and demerit points for lane filtering offences have still not been detailed. During the trial period, no fines were issued. We will update readers when penalty details are finalised. Furthermore, riders are …

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Western Australia WA government lane filtering consultation paper and online survey licensing

Survey on lane filtering and graduated licensing

Western Australia could soon become the final state to introduce lane filtering as well as move to a graduated motorcycle licensing system. But rather than introducing both schemes to come into line with other states, the WA Government has issued a Motorcycle Safety consultation paper and incited “all road users” to complete an online survey on the …

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How do motorcycle lane filtering rules vary?

Lane filtering rules still vary substantially from state to state and have not yet been passed in Western Australia or the Northern Territory, after they were introduced in NSW in July 2014. The practice is allowed and even encouraged in many countries. In the USA, California allows lane splitting at no more than 10mph faster …

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Should we join International Ride to Work Day?

International Ride to Work Day on 18 June 2018 is designed to emphasise to other road users and the authorities how many of us there are, yet Australia does not take part. Instead, we have separate state-based “Ride to Work” events at various times of the year and a national Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week in …

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Lane filtering lane splitting America blame wins

Two big wins for lane-filtering riders

Lane filtering riders have scored two big wins with General Motors compensating a rider hit by one of their automated cars and Ford Motor Company applying for a patent to detect and avoid filtering riders. San Francisco rider Oscar Nilsson was hit by a Chevrolet Bolt in automated drive in San Francisco late last year …

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Lane filtering lane splitting stop lines report minister change kerb

Filtering stop lines considered for motorcyclists

Forward stop lines for lane filtering riders could be trialled in one Australian state while others reject it and one state does not even have lane filtering yet. The lines are used in many European and Asian countries to give riders a safe head-start from traffic. This separation of motorcycles from other types of vehicles …

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Uniformity on helmet cams and other rules

Helmet cameras, tinted visors, standing on the footpegs and other rules affecting riders have moved toward uniformity with the publication of new Australian Road Rules. The ARR, published by the Australasian Parliamentary Council’s Committee, have been welcomed by the Australian Motorcycle Council, which has been lobbying tirelessly behind the scenes for uniformity of rules across …

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Tasmania has lowest filtering fine

Tasmania joins the move to lane filtering across Australia with the lowest fine, leaving Western Australia as the only state that has not joined in. Lane filtering starts in the Apple Isle on January 29 2018 with a fine of $159 and two demerit points, which is the lowest in the country along with Victoria …

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