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World’s best and worst commuting traffic

Aussie commuting traffic is fastest and safest in Perth and the worst in Sydney, according to a new statistical analysis of 100 major cities in the world. The 2019 Driving Cities Index, commissioned by European car parts retailer Mister Auto, considers commuting traffic speeds, road condition, congestion, road rage, fatality rates, air pollution and costs such as …

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Does Lane Splitting Make Motorcyclists Safer?

(Sponsored post on lane splitting for our North American readers) Lane-splitting is the act of riding a motorcycle between the lanes of traffic on a freeway or city road. It’s a controversial topic in motorcycle safety, with a variety of opinions and different laws on whether it benefits motorcyclists or puts them in more danger. …

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More confusion over lane splitting and filtering

If you think Australian road rules and lane filtering rules vary substantially between states, how about the USA where the only two states with lane splitting have completely different rules! California has now been joined by Utah which has recently legalised lane splitting, while several more states are considering lane-splitting rules. Lane splitting It’s called …

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Call for roadside lane filtering signs

Roadside signs, advertising billboards or electronic mobile signs on busy commuter routes advising motorists that lane filtering is legal would be an effective education campaign for motorists, say rider representatives. Many riders tell us there is a lack of public education that lane filtering is now legal, sparking road rage toward motorcyclists. So we contacted …

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Danger in lane filtering around trucks

Lane filtering around trucks can be dangerous simply because riders can be invisible to the truck driver, even if you are right in front! This video quite clearly shows the danger of stopping right in front of a truck. The Goldwing World Facebook page also published the above photograph claiming all the bikes in the …

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Road rage against motorcyclists ‘on rise’

The father of a young rider who was rammed from behind by a driver who had previously tried to block him from legally lane filtering says road rage against riders is on the rise. Daniel Lee of Brisbane says his 23-year-old son, Lucas, was “rammed up the butt” by the driver who had “earlier and …

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Lane filtering road rage charges stalled

Charges against a driver who is shown in a video and photograph to swerve toward legally lane-filtering riders have stalled because the riders have not come forward with evidence. ACT police have confirmed they are still investigating the October incident and hope to charge the driver. However, a spokesperson told us that the driver could easily …

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When will drivers learn lane filtering is legal?

Just when will drivers learn that lane filtering is now legal? This latest video of a driver trying to hit a legally lane filtering motorcyclist with his car comes from the ACT where filtering became a permanent law just last month. Lane filtering is now legal in all states and territories (except NT and WA …

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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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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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