Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

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Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

Postby alans1100 » 23 Mar 2017, 01:37

As from 15th April, lane filtering will be legal in SA.

See http://www.news.com.au/national/south-a ... c2f539b4a3

"MOTORCYCLISTS will be allowed to ride between cars under changes to road rules roads designed to reduce accidents.

The new rule has prompted the State Government to warn motorists to be aware of motorbikes filtering through traffic by checking their rear and side mirrors. The Government has decided to allow ‘lane filtering’’ from 15 April 2017.

The new laws will make the already-common practice of motorbikes to move between stopped or slow-moving cars legal. A speed limit of 30km/h will apply to motorbikes when lane filtering.

The road rules changes will bring SA’s laws in line with those already in place in other States."
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Re: Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 24 Mar 2017, 04:35

I'm guessing you don't do that with the trailer Alan? :mrgreen:
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Re: Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

Postby alans1100 » 24 Mar 2017, 08:39

Pieter Huizinga wrote:I'm guessing you don't do that with the trailer Alan? :mrgreen:
I haven't done any filtering since I've had the ST (nearly 11 years) though I do keep the option open if needed.
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Re: Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

Postby Allan Bool » 09 May 2017, 08:09

Hi Alan,
has there been any reaction from the car drivers since the introduction of lane filtering? It is legal here in NZ but sometimes not well tolerated :-) and the ST isn't an ideal candidate for the practice :-)
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Re: Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

Postby alans1100 » 09 May 2017, 09:34

I haven't heard anything either way and it's only been a few weeks.

A lot of riders did it in the past so it's not new; just legalised.

The laws are fairly consistent with the other states that have moved out of the dark ages http://www.mylicence.sa.gov.au/my-motor ... _filtering but not sure how it compares to somewhere like the UK
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Re: Lane Filtering Will Be Legal In South Australia

Postby Derek-Dex-French » 09 May 2017, 09:37

When we were in Switzerland three years ago we were led by our hosts past lines of slow or static traffic even though it is illegal there to do so. I guess practicality rules in the end.
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