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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 151-1

NSW rule: lane splitting by riders of motor bikes at speeds exceeding 30 kilometres per hour

151-1 NSW rule: lane splitting by riders of motor bikes at speeds exceeding 30 kilometres per hour

The rider of a motor bike must not ride past another motor vehicle being driven in the same direction as the rider if the rider is:

(a) in the same marked lane as, or on a dividing line adjacent to, the vehicle while passing the vehicle, and
(b) riding the motor bike at a speed in excess of 30 kilometres per hour.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Dividing line" ,
"marked lane" and
"motor bike" are defined in the Dictionary.
Rule 313-2 (NSW rule: exemption for lane filtering by riders of motor bikes) exempts certain riders from rule 146 while lane filtering at a speed not exceeding 30 kilometres per hour. Lane filtering in excess of that speed may be an offence under this rule.
Note 3 : This rule is an additional NSW rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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