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.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
Works to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road, Duthy Street and Harrow Terrace, Kingswood will occur this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 April.
New traffic lights and more right-hand turn lanes will be added to the junction of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, in Para Hills, as part of a $7.23 million safety upgrade set to commence on Sunday.