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, the Northern Territory and the ACT, almost four years after they were introduced in NSW. The practice is allowed and even encouraged in many countries. In the USA, California allows lane splitting at no more than 10mph …

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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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Gopro helmet camera 2015 ban

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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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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