22 Mar 2017
Motorbike riders will be allowed to 'lane filter' on SA roads from 15 April 2017 following changes to the road rules intended to align South Australia’s laws to those in other States.
Lane filtering is the practice of motorbikes moving between stopped or slow-moving cars at no more than 30km/h, which may reduce the risk of a motorbike rider being hit from behind by an inattentive driver.
Motorbike riders should familiarise themselves with the new law which specifies that:
Riders who fail to comply with any of these conditions may face a $363 expiation fee and the imposition of three licence demerit points.
Ahead of the new law coming into effect, drivers are being reminded to check both mirrors and be aware of motorbikes filtering through traffic.
Our department has launched a video and will be running an educational campaign to help all road users understand the new laws. The video and information on the new laws are available at www.mylicence.sa.gov.au/my-motorcycle-licence/lane_filtering.
Traffic lights will be upgraded at the intersection of South Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive.
Safety will soon be improved at the Angle Vale Road intersection with Curtis Road and McGee Road at Penfield Gardens.