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Leniency on motorcycle edge filtering rule

Queensland is the only state that allows edge filtering on some roads and now riders have been granted further leniency when the speed limit is temporarily changed. Lane filtering was introduced in 2015 under the former Liberal State Government, thanks to lobbying by the Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland. The …

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Lane filtering rules vary across borders

Riders crossing state and territory borders should be aware that motorcycle lane filtering rules and penalties vary substantially. This week the ACT joined most of Australia (except NT and WA which is joining soon) with lane-filtering rules after a protracted 30-month trial. However, the rules vary from just over the …

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ACT finally makes lane filtering permanent

The Australian Capital Territory today (October 9, 2018) joins much of Australia with permanent motorcycle lane-filtering rules after a successful 30-month trial period. However, fines and demerit points for lane filtering offences have still not been detailed. During the trial period, no fines were issued. We will update readers when penalty details …

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MotoCAP sets rider clothing ratings target

Motorcycle clothing safety ratings program MotoCAP has set a target of testing 10% of available jackets, pants and gloves in its first year of operation. MotoCAP launched last month with only 10 pairs of protective jeans and 10 leather jackets tested, and no gloves listed. We have tried to contact …

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How to reduce motorcycle CTP costs

How to reduce the high cost of CTP (compulsory third-party insurance) has always been an issue among motorcyclists, especially in NSW where drivers have received a rebate under a scheme introduced in 2017, but not riders. Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce says the most frequent question they receive …

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Ride safely for Motorcycle Awareness Month

Riders are invited to take part in the annual Road Safety Ride on Sunday (7 October 2018) to publicly launch NSW Motorcycle Awareness Month. The ride from Thornleigh to Kariong via the Old Pacific Highway will also raise money for MARI (Motorcycle Accident Rehabilitation Initiative) which supports fallen riders. It …

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Call to train returned motorcycle riders

Returned riders who have not ridden for a long time should be identified and face a competency test to retain their motorcycle licence, says Motorcycle Council of NSW chairman Steve Pearce. In his address today to launch October as Motorcycle Awareness month, Steve outlined the council’s views on improving rider …

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