There are a few rules that riders have to follow otherwise they can be booked with a new range of offences introduced with the new laws.
- When the manoeuvre is at high speed between moving traffic; and
- Riders will be required to comply with all other road rules when performing the lane filtering manoeuvre, including rules that do not allow them to overtake to the left of vehicles in the kerbside lane (adjacent to a pedestrian path), travel in the breakdown lane, or when filtering around trucks and buses.
- Clearly defines the maximum speed riders are allowed to filter at. This makes it clear that filtering over the speed limit of 30km/h is illegal.
- Setting at 30km/h will limit filtering to slow moving traffic where vehicles are moving at or below this speed
- This speed is 10km/h lower than the 40km/h limit currently implemented in high pedestrian activity zones
- Manoeuvre only allowed by experienced riders who may have more highly developed hazard perception and motorcycle handling skills.
- May reduce risk of inexperienced riders having crashes associated with inadequate gap selection or awareness of pedestrians/other road users while filtering.
- Ensures that filtering does not occur around schools on multi-lane roads where there may be an increase in pedestrian activity by children.
Here's me successfully filtering below the 30 kph limit in the city as part of the trial. Lucky I didn't blow it for all other bike riders. Happy filtering New South Welshmen and happy days....