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Motorcycle Lane Filtering -- Why It Should Be Legal -- Maurice Blackburn Lawyers -- Stop SMIDSY

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Published on Oct 6, 2013

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"Lane filtering is defined as motorcycles moving between lanes of slow or stationary traffic. This not only eases traffic congestion for everyone, it is six times safer for motorcyclists.
Authorities recognise the benefits of lane filtering but have permitted legal ambiguity about it (EU MAIDS Final Report 2.0, comparing fatalities from motorcycles stopped in traffic to motorcycles filtering, 2009).
It's time to take a longer look at lane filtering.
This is an appeal to road authorities from Australia's motorcyclists, supported by Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the Australian Motorcycle Council."
This video is advocating for lane filtering. This is different to the practice of lane splitting (also known white-lining and lane sharing), which is defined as riders moving between lanes of traffic at high speed.

NOTE: Lane filtering was legalised in NSW on 1 July 2014 and in Qld from 1 February 2015. It will be legal in Victoria from 2 November 2015. A two-year lane filtering trial started in the ACT on 1 February 2015.

Credits
With thanks to:
Australia's riding community, especially to those who took the time to share their stories and bought Stop SMIDSY t-shirts that funded this project
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers - John Voyage, Adam Kostick, Rebecca Hanlan
Talent - Bronwyn Sorensen, Stop SMIDSY ambassador; Rob Smith, voiceover, motorcycle expert
Victorian Motorcycle Council -- Rob Salvatore
Australian Motorcycle Council -- Shaun Lennard
Gozer Studio - James Armstrong, Shamus Hoare
Motorbike featured is an MV Agusta F4 RR on loan from MV Augusta Imports
http://www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/ar...

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