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Queensland gets filtering laws

Postby alans1100 » 08 Jan 2015, 16:30

We now have two states that have come out of the dark ages and allow filtering

http://www.amcn.com.au/news/1501/qld-la ... een-light/


In a surprise move for the battered Queensland motorcycle community, under siege from Premier Campbell Newman’s VLAD anti-bikie laws, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has announced lane filtering will become legal from 1 February.

Following last year’s release of a motorcycle discussion paper, Road Rules for Motorcycle Riders, a number of new measures will be implemented in Queensland, including changes to the helmet rules and greater freedom for riders sitting on their bikes.

It must be a coincidence that Queensland is going to the polls at the end of the month.

The major change relates to lane filtering. From 1 February, riders with an open motorcycle licence will be allowed to filter between stationary or slow-moving vehicles travelling at 30km/h or less.

As with the NSW lane filtering laws, motorcycle riders will be prohibited from filtering in school zones and it is recommended that they not filter near heavy vehicles or buses.

But, in a move which will make even NSW riders jealous, Queenslanders also will be allowed to use the shoulder (left or right) and emergency breakdown lanes for filtering on major roads where the speed limit is 90km/h or above, as long as they don’t exceed 30km/h and give way to bicycle riders.

Authorities have been given the power to issue harsh penalties to anyone caught breaking the new rules. Get busted filtering at over 30km/h, or in a school zone, and it will cost you three demerit points and a $341 fine.
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Re: Queensland gets filtering laws

Postby cammy_moir » 08 Jan 2015, 16:49

What a great idea. And the fines are not too bad... just keep the speed limit down and watch out for other road users - simples.
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Re: Queensland gets filtering laws

Postby Critters » 08 Jan 2015, 19:18

"Riders must still ride with one leg on either side on the seat (facing forward)."

I have to say that bit did make me chortle....

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Re: Queensland gets filtering laws

Postby mbrST1100 » 08 Jan 2015, 19:26

Critters wrote:"Riders must still ride with one leg on either side on the seat (facing forward)."

What?! No side-saddle with sissy-bar? :lol:
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