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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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Lane filter Incident events

Driver fined for blocking lane filterer

A driver who put his arm out the window to stop a Newcastle rider legally filtering through traffic has been fined, leading to a call to make motorcycle helmet cameras legal. We first reported the incident in November, along with helmet-cam video evidence of the offence, and it became our most-read article of 2017. Rider …

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Lane filter Incident events

Top 10 motorcycle news events of 2017

Lane filtering, road rage, Harley-Davidson’s model offensive and an Australian two-stroke engine are among the most interesting motorcycle events of 2018, according to our reader figures. We’ve looked back over the past year to see what it was that got you interested. 1 Lane filtering The top result was this video of a driver who …

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Lane Filtering Christmas cheer

Spread some Christmas filtering cheer

Here’s a great way to spread some Christmas cheer and remedy the growing road rage among drivers jealous of riders’ ability to filter through traffic snarls. Melbourne rider Alan Wasono, 42, says he has been handing out candy canes to drivers on his 18km daily commute to spread some Christmas cheer. “Quite a number of …

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Lane filter Incident events

Lane filter wars set to continue

Forty months after NSW allowed riders to lane filter and the laws have since spread throughout the country, drivers are still trying to obstruct riders and police don’t seem to care. This video from Newcastle rider Harry Criticos shows the lengths to which some motorists will go to stop riders doing what is legal. “I …

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10 facts that defend motorcycles

How many times have you had to defend motorcycling when a non-rider has attacked them as dangerous, noisy and smelly? They tell you to grow up or suggest you catch a bus or take up cycling instead. You feel like thumping them, but instead you defend your pastime by offering to take them for a …

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Should riders pass over white lines?

Unbroken white lines are appearing on more and more roads in an effort to stop motorists from overtaking, but is there an argument for riders to be exempt? White lines were first introduced in the US in 1911 and in Australia in the ‘20s. The idea was to keep traffic from running into each other. …

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Learner drivers not told about lane filtering

It seems that many learner drivers are not being told about motorcycle lane filtering, nor being quizzed about it in their learner test. NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia have introduced lane filtering, it’s on trial in the ACT and is shortly about to be introduced in Western Australia and Tasmania. NSW, Victoria and Queensland …

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Bosch radar aids all riders

Bosch radar aids all two-wheel riders

German auto electronics company Bosch has developed car sensors that will detect cyclists and will soon also detect motorcyclists who are filtering through the traffic. The sensors were particularly developed to detect cyclists. However, Bosch Australia spokeswoman Brooke Barr says they will soon also detect motorcyclists and scooters in those situations. Bosch’s rear mid-range radar sensors …

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Call for kerb filtering, lower fines

Motorcycle riders should be able to filtering between traffic and the kerb like cyclists, lane filtering fines should be lowered and demerit points scrapped, says a Victorian rider group. In its submission to the National Transport Commission over harmonising Australia’s Road Rules, the Independent Riders Group says the Victorian lane filtering laws “make most sense …

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