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Default All motorists please read - Changes to road rules for motorcycle riders 2015.

While this applies to Queensland, it is already working in NSW. Other states and territories may follow as some point.

It's about time Australia caught up with the rest of the world.

So please look out for motorcyclists lane filtering so everyone can stay safe.

Thank you.


http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Queensland-road-rules/Motorcycle-road-rules.aspx

A number of changes to road rules affecting motorcycle riders in Queensland will commence in early 2015. The changes were proposed in the Motorcycle Discussion Paper: Road Rules for Motorcycle Riders, released earlier this year, and are related to lane filtering, motorcycle control and motorcycle helmets.
Please note that the current rules and penalties for riding a motorcycle in Queensland will remain in place until the changes commence in early 2015.


Reasons for the road rule changes

Motorcycle riders, motorcycle associations and members of the general community have frequently asked for clarification of the rules for lane filtering and other motorcycle related issues encountered in everyday riding.
The discussion paper and accompanying online survey were released for community feedback for a 6-week period in mid-2014.
The 3 topics considered in the discussion paper were:



  • introducing lane filtering
  • simplifying motorcycle control rules
  • broadening the approved motorcycle helmet standards.
Over 9,000 responses to the Discussion Paper were received, with the majority of respondents indicating support for the proposed changes.
The changes to rules for motorcycle riders are based on a review of this community feedback, road safety research and practices in other jurisdictions.
These new rules will only apply in Queensland. Motorcycle riders riding interstate should check the relevant rules with the relevant licensing authority.


Lane filtering

Lane filtering is riding a motorcycle at low speeds between stationary or slow moving vehicles travelling in the same direction as the rider. It is often already practised by motorcycle riders in Queensland, especially when traffic is congested, however they run the risk of breaking various road rules when doing so, such as not staying within a marked lane or changing lanes without signalling.


New lane filtering rules for Queensland

Commencing in early 2015, motorcycle riders with an open RE or R motorcycle licence will be allowed to move between lanes of stationary or slow moving vehicles travelling in the same direction as the rider, provided they are not travelling at more than 30km/h and it is safe to do so.
Learner and provisional riders will not be allowed to lane filter because of their relatively limited on-road driving and riding experience.
If done safely, lane filtering may ease traffic congestion for all road users, allowing motorcycle riders to move quickly and safely away from congested traffic.


Lane filtering safely

Motorcycle riders will be prohibited from lane filtering in school zones during school hours.
Motorcycle riders will be advised to always look out for pedestrians and cyclists when lane filtering. It will also be recommended that a motorcycle rider should not lane filter near heavy vehicles or buses due to the safety risk as drivers of heavy vehicles and buses may have trouble seeing motorcycles.


Riding on road shoulders and kerbside

On major roads, such as motorways and freeways where the speed limit is 90km/hr or more, a motorcycle rider who holds an open licence will be allowed to ride past stationary or slow moving traffic at speeds not greater than 30km/hr on the road shoulder (the sealed area of a road to the left or right of an edge line). A motorcycle rider will be required to give way to cyclists or motorcycle riders already on the road shoulder. Riding on a road shoulder will not be allowed on roads with lower speed limits where there may be more pedestrian activity and it may pose a greater road safety risk to pedestrians.
To ensure pedestrian safety, lane filtering will only be allowed between lanes of traffic and not between a vehicle and the kerb.


Motorcycle riders in bicycle storage areas and bicycle lanes

Motorcycle riders will be allowed to enter bicycle storage areas (the areas of road close to an intersection with traffic lights that allows cyclists to wait in front of vehicles stopped at the intersection, and usually painted green with white bicycle symbols). This will allow them to move quickly and safely away from traffic.
Motorcycle riders are not allowed to ride in bicycle lanes in normal circumstances and this will not change. However, all vehicles, including motorcycles, can travel for up to 50m in a bicycle lane in various special circumstances, such as to stop or park in the lane, to enter or leave a road, or to avoid an obstruction.


Lane splitting

Lane splitting is a term sometimes used for riding a motorcycle at speed through moving traffic. The higher speed increases the unpredictability of motorcycle movements and so would increase the crash risk for the rider and other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. In Queensland lane filtering at over 30km/hr will be prohibited and penalties will apply.


Penalties for breaking lane filtering rules

Commencing in early 2015, an offence for breaking lane filtering rules (such as lane filtering at over 30km/hr or in a school zone during school zone hours) will be introduced, with appropriate penalties.
The current rules and penalties will remain in place until the changes commence in early 2015.


Lane filtering elsewhere in Australia

New South Wales has already introduced lane filtering following a trial conducted in Sydney in 2013, and the Australian Capital Territory has announced a 2-year trial of lane filtering commencing in February 2015. Motorcycle riders should note that the rules in these and other jurisdictions differ from the Queensland rules. Before riding interstate, motorcycle riders should check the relevant rules with the licensing authority in any jurisdiction where they are riding.


Motorcycle control

New rules for controlling a motorcycle

Currently, the rider of a motorcycle that is moving or stationary but not parked must sit astride their seat facing forwards and ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. When the motorcycle is moving they must keep both feet on the footrests. These rules can cause practical difficulties for motorcycle riders.
From early 2015, these strict rules about how a motorcycle rider must sit and where they have their hands and feet will be removed, allowing motorcycle riders to, for example, remove a foot from the footrests to stretch a leg or raise themselves from the seat when riding on uneven road surfaces.
Motorcycle riders will still be required to be astride their seat, meaning that they must have one leg on either side of the seat when riding.
Penalties will continue to apply to ensure that motorcycle riders have proper control of their motorcycle, ride with due care and attention and do not operate their motorcycle dangerously.


Reasons for the changes

The strict rules about how a motorcycle rider must sit and where they must have their hands and feet were intended to give riders clear guidelines on how to control their motorcycle and also to prevent unsafe riding, such as stunt riding.
However these strict rules sometimes interfere with the everyday practicalities of riding a motorcycle. For example, a rider removing their feet from the footrests to reverse into a parking space, stretching a leg to avoid fatigue, turning their head to do a shoulder check or raising themselves from the seat when riding on uneven road surfaces may unintentionally be breaking the current rules.
There are broader laws in place about proper control of a motorcycle and not riding carelessly or dangerously that already prohibit unsafe riding, making these strict rules about where a motorcycle rider must have their hands and feet unnecessary.


What about pillion passengers

Some of the changes will also apply to pillion passengers from early 2015. They will still be required to be astride the seat and face forwards but will be able to raise themselves from the seat or stretch a leg without breaking the rules.


Penalties for breaking the motorcycle control rules

Penalties will continue to apply where motorcycle riders do not comply with the rules. If a motorcycle rider or pillion passenger breaks the new rules after they are introduced in early 2015, they may receive a fine of $151. Broader laws will continue to be enforced to ensure motorcycle riders have proper control of their motorcycle, ride with due care and attention and do not operate their motorcycle dangerously.


Motorcycle control rules elsewhere in Australia

Different rules will apply in other jurisdictions about how a motorcycle rider must sit and where they must have their hands and feet. Before riding interstate, motorcycle riders and pillion passengers should check the rules with the licensing authority in any jurisdiction where they are riding.


Motorcycle helmets

New rules for motorcycle helmets

Currently, motorcycle riders on Queensland roads are required to wear a helmet that complies with Australian standard AS1698 or AS/NZS1698. From early 2015, the range of motorcycle helmets approved for use in Queensland will be expanded to include those complying with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 standard.


Reasons for the changes

For road safety reasons, all motorcycle riders on Queensland roads must wear an approved motorcycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on their head. Restricting available helmets to those that meet Australian standards limits the range of helmets available and sometimes the sizing is unsuitable, particularly for people with larger heads. Helmets meeting ECE standards have a similar safety record to those meeting Australian standards, so from early 2015 the range of helmets approved for use in Queensland will be expanded to include those that meet the ECE 22.05 standard.


What about motorcycle passengers

Pillion and sidecar passengers will also be able to wear helmets complying with the ECE 22.05 standard in addition to helmets complying with the Australian standards.


Buying a helmet meeting the European standard

Australian consumer law currently restricts the sale of helmets in Australia to those that comply with Australian standards so it would be an offence for a retailer to sell other helmets. However, Queenslanders will be able to legally buy helmets meeting the ECE 22.05 standard through international online retailers or if they are travelling overseas.


Penalties for breaking the motorcycle helmet rules

A fine of $341 and 3 demerit points will continue to apply to motorcycle riders or passengers who break the motorcycle helmet rules. Double demerit points still apply for second or subsequent offences within a 12-month period of failing to wear a helmet.


Helmet labels and stickers

To make sure the helmets meet the ECE 22.05 standard and to support enforcement activities, helmets approved under the standard will be required to display a label certifying compliance with the standard. The regulations governing the ECE 22.05 standard currently require the display of such labels (for example, a sticker on the outside of the helmet or a stitched label on the inside of the helmet).


Helmet standards elsewhere in Australia

Currently other Australian states and territories only allow helmets approved under Australian standards, although some jurisdictions are reviewing helmet standards. Motorcycle riders and passengers should be aware that after Queensland has expanded its helmet range in early 2015, it will still be an offence to wear a helmet approved under the ECE 22.05 standard when riding in other Australian states or territories.

Last updated 26 November 2014

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Originally Posted by Alfresco View Post
While this applies to Queensland, it is already working in NSW. Other states and territories may follow as some point.

It's about time Australia caught up with the rest of the world.

So please look out for motorcyclists lane filtering so everyone can stay safe.

Thank you.


http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Safety/Queensland-road-rules/Motorcycle-road-rules.aspx

A number of changes to road rules affecting motorcycle riders in Queensland will commence in early 2015. The changes were proposed in the Motorcycle Discussion Paper: Road Rules for Motorcycle Riders, released earlier this year, and are related to lane filtering, motorcycle control and motorcycle helmets.
Please note that the current rules and penalties for riding a motorcycle in Queensland will remain in place until the changes commence in early 2015.


Reasons for the road rule changes

Motorcycle riders, motorcycle associations and members of the general community have frequently asked for clarification of the rules for lane filtering and other motorcycle related issues encountered in everyday riding.
The discussion paper and accompanying online survey were released for community feedback for a 6-week period in mid-2014.
The 3 topics considered in the discussion paper were:



  • introducing lane filtering
  • simplifying motorcycle control rules
  • broadening the approved motorcycle helmet standards.
Over 9,000 responses to the Discussion Paper were received, with the majority of respondents indicating support for the proposed changes.
The changes to rules for motorcycle riders are based on a review of this community feedback, road safety research and practices in other jurisdictions.
These new rules will only apply in Queensland. Motorcycle riders riding interstate should check the relevant rules with the relevant licensing authority.


Lane filtering

Lane filtering is riding a motorcycle at low speeds between stationary or slow moving vehicles travelling in the same direction as the rider. It is often already practised by motorcycle riders in Queensland, especially when traffic is congested, however they run the risk of breaking various road rules when doing so, such as not staying within a marked lane or changing lanes without signalling.


New lane filtering rules for Queensland

Commencing in early 2015, motorcycle riders with an open RE or R motorcycle licence will be allowed to move between lanes of stationary or slow moving vehicles travelling in the same direction as the rider, provided they are not travelling at more than 30km/h and it is safe to do so.
Learner and provisional riders will not be allowed to lane filter because of their relatively limited on-road driving and riding experience.
If done safely, lane filtering may ease traffic congestion for all road users, allowing motorcycle riders to move quickly and safely away from congested traffic.


Lane filtering safely

Motorcycle riders will be prohibited from lane filtering in school zones during school hours.
Motorcycle riders will be advised to always look out for pedestrians and cyclists when lane filtering. It will also be recommended that a motorcycle rider should not lane filter near heavy vehicles or buses due to the safety risk as drivers of heavy vehicles and buses may have trouble seeing motorcycles.


Riding on road shoulders and kerbside

On major roads, such as motorways and freeways where the speed limit is 90km/hr or more, a motorcycle rider who holds an open licence will be allowed to ride past stationary or slow moving traffic at speeds not greater than 30km/hr on the road shoulder (the sealed area of a road to the left or right of an edge line). A motorcycle rider will be required to give way to cyclists or motorcycle riders already on the road shoulder. Riding on a road shoulder will not be allowed on roads with lower speed limits where there may be more pedestrian activity and it may pose a greater road safety risk to pedestrians.
To ensure pedestrian safety, lane filtering will only be allowed between lanes of traffic and not between a vehicle and the kerb.


Motorcycle riders in bicycle storage areas and bicycle lanes

Motorcycle riders will be allowed to enter bicycle storage areas (the areas of road close to an intersection with traffic lights that allows cyclists to wait in front of vehicles stopped at the intersection, and usually painted green with white bicycle symbols). This will allow them to move quickly and safely away from traffic.
Motorcycle riders are not allowed to ride in bicycle lanes in normal circumstances and this will not change. However, all vehicles, including motorcycles, can travel for up to 50m in a bicycle lane in various special circumstances, such as to stop or park in the lane, to enter or leave a road, or to avoid an obstruction.


Lane splitting

Lane splitting is a term sometimes used for riding a motorcycle at speed through moving traffic. The higher speed increases the unpredictability of motorcycle movements and so would increase the crash risk for the rider and other road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. In Queensland lane filtering at over 30km/hr will be prohibited and penalties will apply.


Penalties for breaking lane filtering rules

Commencing in early 2015, an offence for breaking lane filtering rules (such as lane filtering at over 30km/hr or in a school zone during school zone hours) will be introduced, with appropriate penalties.
The current rules and penalties will remain in place until the changes commence in early 2015.


Lane filtering elsewhere in Australia

New South Wales has already introduced lane filtering following a trial conducted in Sydney in 2013, and the Australian Capital Territory has announced a 2-year trial of lane filtering commencing in February 2015. Motorcycle riders should note that the rules in these and other jurisdictions differ from the Queensland rules. Before riding interstate, motorcycle riders should check the relevant rules with the licensing authority in any jurisdiction where they are riding.


Motorcycle control

New rules for controlling a motorcycle

Currently, the rider of a motorcycle that is moving or stationary but not parked must sit astride their seat facing forwards and ride with at least one hand on the handlebars. When the motorcycle is moving they must keep both feet on the footrests. These rules can cause practical difficulties for motorcycle riders.
From early 2015, these strict rules about how a motorcycle rider must sit and where they have their hands and feet will be removed, allowing motorcycle riders to, for example, remove a foot from the footrests to stretch a leg or raise themselves from the seat when riding on uneven road surfaces.
Motorcycle riders will still be required to be astride their seat, meaning that they must have one leg on either side of the seat when riding.
Penalties will continue to apply to ensure that motorcycle riders have proper control of their motorcycle, ride with due care and attention and do not operate their motorcycle dangerously.


Reasons for the changes

The strict rules about how a motorcycle rider must sit and where they must have their hands and feet were intended to give riders clear guidelines on how to control their motorcycle and also to prevent unsafe riding, such as stunt riding.
However these strict rules sometimes interfere with the everyday practicalities of riding a motorcycle. For example, a rider removing their feet from the footrests to reverse into a parking space, stretching a leg to avoid fatigue, turning their head to do a shoulder check or raising themselves from the seat when riding on uneven road surfaces may unintentionally be breaking the current rules.
There are broader laws in place about proper control of a motorcycle and not riding carelessly or dangerously that already prohibit unsafe riding, making these strict rules about where a motorcycle rider must have their hands and feet unnecessary.


What about pillion passengers

Some of the changes will also apply to pillion passengers from early 2015. They will still be required to be astride the seat and face forwards but will be able to raise themselves from the seat or stretch a leg without breaking the rules.


Penalties for breaking the motorcycle control rules

Penalties will continue to apply where motorcycle riders do not comply with the rules. If a motorcycle rider or pillion passenger breaks the new rules after they are introduced in early 2015, they may receive a fine of $151. Broader laws will continue to be enforced to ensure motorcycle riders have proper control of their motorcycle, ride with due care and attention and do not operate their motorcycle dangerously.


Motorcycle control rules elsewhere in Australia

Different rules will apply in other jurisdictions about how a motorcycle rider must sit and where they must have their hands and feet. Before riding interstate, motorcycle riders and pillion passengers should check the rules with the licensing authority in any jurisdiction where they are riding.


Motorcycle helmets

New rules for motorcycle helmets

Currently, motorcycle riders on Queensland roads are required to wear a helmet that complies with Australian standard AS1698 or AS/NZS1698. From early 2015, the range of motorcycle helmets approved for use in Queensland will be expanded to include those complying with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 standard.


Reasons for the changes

For road safety reasons, all motorcycle riders on Queensland roads must wear an approved motorcycle helmet securely fitted and fastened on their head. Restricting available helmets to those that meet Australian standards limits the range of helmets available and sometimes the sizing is unsuitable, particularly for people with larger heads. Helmets meeting ECE standards have a similar safety record to those meeting Australian standards, so from early 2015 the range of helmets approved for use in Queensland will be expanded to include those that meet the ECE 22.05 standard.


What about motorcycle passengers

Pillion and sidecar passengers will also be able to wear helmets complying with the ECE 22.05 standard in addition to helmets complying with the Australian standards.


Buying a helmet meeting the European standard

Australian consumer law currently restricts the sale of helmets in Australia to those that comply with Australian standards so it would be an offence for a retailer to sell other helmets. However, Queenslanders will be able to legally buy helmets meeting the ECE 22.05 standard through international online retailers or if they are travelling overseas.


Penalties for breaking the motorcycle helmet rules

A fine of $341 and 3 demerit points will continue to apply to motorcycle riders or passengers who break the motorcycle helmet rules. Double demerit points still apply for second or subsequent offences within a 12-month period of failing to wear a helmet.


Helmet labels and stickers

To make sure the helmets meet the ECE 22.05 standard and to support enforcement activities, helmets approved under the standard will be required to display a label certifying compliance with the standard. The regulations governing the ECE 22.05 standard currently require the display of such labels (for example, a sticker on the outside of the helmet or a stitched label on the inside of the helmet).


Helmet standards elsewhere in Australia

Currently other Australian states and territories only allow helmets approved under Australian standards, although some jurisdictions are reviewing helmet standards. Motorcycle riders and passengers should be aware that after Queensland has expanded its helmet range in early 2015, it will still be an offence to wear a helmet approved under the ECE 22.05 standard when riding in other Australian states or territories.

Last updated 26 November 2014

Thanks for posting that will remind sons and partner.
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Hooray! A great post bringing excellent news.
It's not all doom and gloom on here.


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Thanks for posting that will remind sons and partner.
Yes, please spread the word.
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As you say about time.
Both myself and my wife used UK helmets that were tested to a standard suitable for racing the whole time we were in Brisbane.
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Thanks for posting that, Al

The ACT will be trailling l;ane filtering from 1st Feb 2015.
Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT - Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
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Thanks for posting that, Al

The ACT will be trailling l;ane filtering from 1st Feb 2015.
Motorcycle lane filtering to be trialled in the ACT - Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
That's great. I'm sure more states and territories will follow suit.

It would have been handy last night going home from work, but I was a good boy.
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That's great. I'm sure more states and territories will follow suit.

It would have been handy last night going home from work, but I was a good boy.
One thing I find with the roads in Australia that makes it less easy to lane-filter/progress is the lane marker protrusions that are something like two-thirds submerged tennis balls. They have the potential to throw you slightly off course if you're not tightly holding control and could be dangerous when the the gaps between the cars are tight.
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The new rules will kick in on 1st Feb 2015.

Upcoming changes to road rules for motorcycle riders (Department of Transport and Main Roads)
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Seems good to have explicit rules for this.

Shame the new rules are different in each state.

Be interesting if Euro helmets become popular (price/design reasons ?) given Aus retailers are not allowed to sell them still.

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Seems good to have explicit rules for this.

Shame the new rules are different in each state.

Be interesting if Euro helmets become popular (price/design reasons ?) given Aus retailers are not allowed to sell them still.
Yeah, and we chucked 5 x perfectly good helmets into the skip in the UK before we came over here. About $1000 worth. And then bought new again here, more $$$.
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Different rules in different States once again to add to the confusion!
NSW.Ensuring all riders are aware of the conditions where lane filtering is allowed, including no filtering in kerbside or breakdown lanes
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Default Re: All motorists please read - Changes to road rules for motorcycle riders 2015.

Originally Posted by wortho View Post
Different rules in different States once again to add to the confusion!
NSW.Ensuring all riders are aware of the conditions where lane filtering is allowed, including no filtering in kerbside or breakdown lanes
Filtering in kerbside or breakdown lanes, outside lanes and emergency stops allowed in QLD if speed limit is 90 KPH or above.
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