New lane-filtering rules implemented in South Australia

New lane-filtering rules implemented in South Australia

It has been recently announced that motorcycle lane-filtering is to be allowed on roads in the state of South Australia stating this April 15 2017. The rule is implemented by the South Australia Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on safety grounds with an aim to reduce riders’ risk of being hit from behind by inattentive driver. This allows greater control over exposure to traffic.

“South Australia is aligning our laws with similar laws interstate. Lane filtering is currently allowed in New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland, and is being trialled in the ACT,” as quoted from the DPTI website, “

Not to mention, learner riders and P-permit holders are not allowed to lane-filter, and riders are forbidden from using bicycle, bus or tram lanes to filter. Any riders that fail to abide these rules will be fined a total of AUSD 363 (RM1,232) fine, and three demerit points on the rider’s license.

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