New lane filtering laws for motorcyclists and cyclists come into force next week.
New lane filtering laws for motorcyclists and cyclists come into force next week.

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NEW lane filtering laws come into force next Tuesday where motorcyclists are allowed to move through stationary or slow moving traffic, alongside other vehicles, at less than 30kmh.

What motorcyclists need to know about safe lane filteringMotorcyclists caught moving between traffic at over 30km/h face heavy fines and three demerit points under a new offence called 'lane splitting '

It will be illegal for motorcyclists to lane filter next to the kerb, next to parked vehicles or in school zones.

Roads and Maritime Services says motorcyclists must comply with all existing road rules when lane filtering, which includes stopping before the stop line at a red traffic light or stop sign, never in front or over it.

Safety information for other road users

Lane filtering should not be done around heavy vehicles or buses, near parked vehicles.

Cyclists will also be permitted to lane filter.



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