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Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

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  • 06-24-2014 04:13 PM

    Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    The new laws on filtering or lane splitting in NSW  have now been legislated and commence on July 1

    Basically as i have read, you do not filter between a parked vehicle and a moving vehicle

    You do not filter at more than 30kph or if you are not fully licenced

     

     

     

     

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  • 06-24-2014 05:13 PM In reply to

    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/sessionalview/sessional/sr/2014-383.pdf

  • 06-24-2014 10:16 PM In reply to

    • OX-34
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    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    Happy days, July 1 is fast approaching. Big Smile

    I have previously understood the term 'lane filtering' to be riding between 2 adjacent lanes of cars while the cars are stationary. eg ride to the front at a red traffic light.

    I have previously understood the term 'lane splitting' to be riding between 2 adjacent lanes of cars while the cars are moving.

    Even ignoring cars moving at walking pace as they slow to stop at the red or move forward when the light turns green, I understood that the changes on July 1 would mean that on the way to work I could ride (slower than 30km/h ) only between the stopped lanes at a red light, but not while the traffic was otherwise moving.

     

    The legislation says I am wrong. I have misunderstood, or at least the terms have now slightly different meanings.

    I found it interesting that the terms filtering and splitting are used in a different way in the above legislation. There is no reference to the speed of the cars at all. The legislation now makes the distinction purely based on bike speed so that that if the bike is travelling below 30km/h it is 'filtering' and above 30km/h it is 'splitting'.

     

    Happier days.

    I'll be riding between stop and go and typically slow traffic all the way to work - sweet Cool

     

  • 06-25-2014 09:40 AM In reply to

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    There is a torrent of emails on my computer  from delegates of the Moptorcycle council asking the same questions

    It is typical Government Legislation probably drawn up by some University graduate who probably doesnt know the difference between a motorised and non motorised vehicle (whatever that is )

    If you cant understand it then you can bet your nuts, that the cops wont either --Who looks at their speedo when trying to negotiate between vehicles

    Look at it this way --at least we are getting some recognition and maybe some motorists will now be aware that when a bike or scooter goes between them and the car alongside in some monstorous traffic jam  ,then it is not lawfull for them to open the door

    Maybe clarity of the rules will eventuate at some future time

     

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  • 06-25-2014 01:28 PM In reply to

    • Oliver
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    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    This is awesome, I'm sure this will help your case if  you are stopped by police in other states. I will continue to lane filter in South Australia!

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  • 06-27-2014 12:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    Rod Fountain:
    whine whine ... fully-licenced riders can't be expected to know what 30 km/h is like .. whine whine
    If you've got a full riders licence and can't tell how fast you're going by instinct...

  • 06-27-2014 08:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

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  • 06-28-2014 01:15 AM In reply to

    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    Good  find jax Yes

  • 06-28-2014 04:08 PM In reply to

    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    Question......

    Say i was to filter through traffic held up by a red light. I make poll position, with a car either side of me, all waiting for the green.

    The two drivers of the stinkers, are pissed that i have jumped the que.....

    They are also driving late model cars, with big engines, and are quick, much quicker than my 250cc scooter.

    We get the green, and we all gun it...... and i try to keep the head of my lane, but am bullied by the stinker in it, not wanting to back off....

    There is a collision, which inturn creats a dispute as to who was in the right.

    And who was?????

    There has been no education through media that i have seen of, to flag the change to other road users,,,,, and this is what scares me..

    Shayne

     

     

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  • 06-28-2014 07:09 PM In reply to

    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    Then don't do it.

    If you (or your bike) is incapable of keeping up with traffic, remain in the lane where you started. No one is forcing you to ride between traffic. A 250 should easily be fast enough.

    And "stinkers"? Are you 15? Perhaps you aren't mentally old enough to ride a motor vehicle in traffic?

  • 06-29-2014 04:34 AM In reply to

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  • 06-29-2014 07:59 AM In reply to

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    Then don't do it.

    If you (or your bike) is incapable of keeping up with traffic, remain in the lane where you started. No one is forcing you to ride between traffic. A 250 should easily be fast enough.

    And "stinkers"? Are you 15? Perhaps you aren't mentally old enough to ride a motor vehicle in traffic?

    Great reply...

    That there is a big help/effortWink

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  • 06-29-2014 08:49 AM In reply to

    • petegailey
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    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    98% of the time a 250 will be light enough and fast  enough to win the start. The other thing to remember is that a scooter/bike that has filtered to the front at the lights will probably be the first vehicle through the intersection and a target for any vehicles shooting the red light from the other direction so be careful.

    Is there anyone else on the forum who has been practicing their filtering skills already? Big Smile

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  • 06-29-2014 12:43 PM In reply to

    Re: Filtering rules now legislated and commence 1st July

    Good point made on Scooter Community about filtering

    If you filter through the traffic and get to the head at the lights and are 1st to take off,then you are the most vunerable to being hit by the cage drivers who are running the lights

    Maybe this is a devious plot to get rid of riders and should we push it further –I don’t think so

     

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  • 06-29-2014 12:45 PM In reply to

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    Hey Pete --how can we practice our ?????SKILLS????? when it isnt even the 1st july when it becomes legal --Besides it was too bloody wet yesterday arvo

     

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