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Monday, 23 June 2014

NEW LAW IN NEW SOUTH

NSW has introduced a law to allow traffic filtering.

I think there are better ways to do this without making lane splitting a demerit point offence. I reckon lane splitting at speed is covered by the dangerous driving rule. The new law does however "legitimise" traffic filtering.

Comments?

Damien

Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Lane Use by Motor Bikes) Regulation 2014 under the
Road Transport Act 2013. Published LW 23 June 2014 (2014 No 383).

Her Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has made the following
Regulation under the Road Transport Act 2013.

DUNCAN GAY, MLC
Minister for Roads and Freight

Explanatory note

The objects of this Regulation are:

(a) to amend the Road Rules 2008 to make it an offence for a motor bike rider to lane split at a speed
exceeding 30 kilometres per hour and to enable certain motor bike riders to lane filter between
vehicles provided they do not exceed that speed, and

(b) to amend the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2008 to make the new offence of lane
splitting a demerit point offence that attracts 3 demerit points, and

(c) to amend the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 to make the new offence of lane splitting
a penalty notice offence.

This Regulation is made under the Road Transport Act 2013, including sections 23 (the general rule-making
power), 24, 26, 32 and 195 and Schedule 1.

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