Lane Filtering Legal in SA 15 April 2017- check our do’s and dont’s!

South Australia finally saw the light and passed legislation to allow motorcyclists to lane filter.

The advantages are fewer traffic jams, better traffic flow and reduced danger to motorcyclists from rear end accidents.

But before you go getting too excited make sure you understand the rules or face a $363 fine and 3 demerit points.

  • Motorcyclists are permitted to move between traffic if that traffic is travelling at no more than 30K’S PER HOUR.
  • Not permitted to lane filter in SCHOOL ZONES,  CROSSINGS, NEXT TO PARKED CARS, BICYCLE LANES, BUS LANES or TRAM LANES.
  • Filtering only open to riders holding full R LICENCE or R-DATE LICENCE.
  • Lane filtering is only permitted when SAFE TO DO SO.

(Sources: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/motorcyclist-allowed-to-weave-through-traffic-in-sa/8377164, http://www.mrasa.asn.au/lnc_lanefiltering.shtml, http://www.premier.sa.gov.au/index.php/peter-malinauskas-news-releases/7239-motorbike-riders-to-be-permitted-to-lane-filter)

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