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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 313-2

NSW rule: exemption for lane filtering by riders of motor bikes

313-2 NSW rule: exemption for lane filtering by riders of motor bikes

(1) Rule 146 does not apply to the rider of a motor bike while the rider is lane filtering if:
(a) the rider is the holder of an unrestricted motor bike rider's licence, and
(b) the motor bike is being ridden at a speed not exceeding 30 kilometres per hour, and
(c) the length of road on which the motor bike is being ridden is not in a school zone, and
(d) it is safe to do so.
Example of when lane filtering is not safe : A rider lane filtering between vehicles in a manner that does not seek to avoid collisions (including lane filtering between vehicles when there is insufficient clearance between those vehicles).
Note 1 :
"Length" of road,
"motor bike" ,
"overtake" and
"traffic" are defined in the Dictionary and
"unrestricted motor bike rider's licence" is defined in subrule (5).
Lane filtering at a speed in excess of 30 kilometres per hour may be an offence under rule 151-1 (NSW rule: lane splitting by riders of motor bikes at speeds exceeding 30 kilometres per hour).
(3) The rider of a motor bike is
"lane filtering" if the motor bike is ridden between other vehicles that are being driven in 2 adjacent marked lanes in the same direction as the rider.
Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in the Dictionary.
(4) However, the rider of a motor bike is not lane filtering if the rider rides past a parked vehicle.
Note :
"Park" is defined in the Dictionary.
(5) In this rule:

"unrestricted motor bike rider's licence" means an Australian driver licence (other than a provisional licence or learner licence) that authorises its holder to ride a motor bike.
Note 1 :
"Australian driver licence" ,
"learner licence" and
"provisional licence" are defined in the Act and
"motor bike" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : This rule is an additional NSW rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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