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LANE FILTERING IS NOW LEGAL.
« on: November 04, 2015, 03:03:46 PM »
What is lane filtering?
Lane filtering is when a motorcycle or scooter travels at low speeds through stopped or slow moving traffic.
It is legal in Victoria and affects all road users.

Definition of lane filtering
Motorcycle lane filtering is defined as when the rider of a motorcycle rides along a length of road between:
(a) two adjacent lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as the motorcycle; or
(b) two vehicles (regardless of whether the rider remains within a single marked lane) and each vehicle is travelling in
(i) the same direction as the motorcycle; and
(ii) separate, but adjacent, marked lanes; or
(c) a vehicle travelling in the same direction as the motorcycle and an adjacent parked vehicle or line of parked vehicles
but does not include overtaking.

A line of traffic is defined as one or more vehicle travelling along a road in a line (whether moving or not) irrespective of lane markings.

Why do we have lane filtering laws?
These laws help clarify what motorcyclists and scooter riders can and cannot do and help road users understand what is and isn’t permitted.
Victorian Road Rule 151A and B permit lane filtering:

• For motorcycle licence holders (not motorcycle learner permit holders)
• At speeds up to 30 km/h, with a penalty for exceeding 30 km/h while filtering
• If ‘safe to do so’
• Unless otherwise signed

Source: https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/a-to-z-of-road-rules/motorcycles
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Re: LANE FILTERING IS NOW LEGAL.
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 03:06:35 PM »
I'm still trying to find out if the emergency lane is ok to use?

Best I can come up with is:

In bicycle lanes or bicycle boxes?
No. The regulations do not change how motorcyclists interact with bicycle infrastructure

In special purpose lanes?
These changes do not affect how motorcyclists may currently use special purpose lanes.

Riding in transit & special purpose lanes Hide
You are allowed to ride your motorcycle in a transit lane.

Unless other rules allow it (e.g when turning at an intersection), you can't ride your motorcycle in:
tram lanes
bus lanes
bicycle lanes
other lanes for special vehicles.

 

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Re: LANE FILTERING IS NOW LEGAL.
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 08:58:33 PM »
Hi all, just a sad fact, bmw rider from Philip Island lane filtering on Monash by Toorak road clipped car mirror fell and run over by car in next lane, one dead rider Lane filtering. Today we went to city in car and bloody IDIOTS filtering at 100kph. Scares the shit out off me and I was in a car. Food for though. Denis.
 

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Re: LANE FILTERING IS NOW LEGAL.
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 09:07:51 PM »
That's crazy, Denis I hope these idiots get caught and don't ruin it for the people doing the right thing. I'm yet to even think about doing it


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Re: LANE FILTERING IS NOW LEGAL.
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 09:16:29 AM »
It will be legal in South Australia from april 15th for those of you who ride interstate.  Personally I am not a fan of lane filtering.

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Re: LANE FILTERING IS NOW LEGAL.
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2017, 09:15:38 AM »
Rules dont apply to me seems the attitude of a lot of drivers and riders these days.


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