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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! The Goldwing World Facebook page published the above photograph claiming all the bikes in the photo are in the truck’s blind spots. (For right-hand-drive nations the image has been reversed below.) …

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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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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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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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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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Call for lane filtering rule change

A simple lane filtering rule change could save the lives of riders who filter to the front of traffic at the lights and then take off immediately on the green. That’s what most lane-filtering riders do. However, they run the risk of being hit by vehicles from the side running a red light. We tried to …

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