Community To Have A Say On Motorcycle Lane Filtering
We want to hear from drivers, motorbike riders, cyclists, public transport users and pedestrians about your views on changes to motorcycle lane filtering.
Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan, today welcomed the launch of an online consultation hub, following a successful community and stakeholder information session held last week.
While the information session raised some of the key concerns for stakeholders and the community around greater education, speed and restrictions, the hub will allow all road users to have their say.
The Andrews Labor Government is committed to amending legislation to lawfully allow motorcycle lane filtering; the practice of travelling at low speed through stopped or slow moving traffic.
While lane filtering is not explicitly banned, riders who filter are at risk of committing an offence under a number of Victorian Road Safety Road Rules.
The changes will affect a wide range of community members, not just motorcyclists, and the Labor Government is making sure the needs of all road users are addressed.
Input from the consultation hub will be used to help develop the new legislation, due to come into place later this year.
The consultation hub will be open until Monday 13 July. To have your say, visit http://consult.vicroads.vic.gov.au/motorcycle-lane-filtering.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Roads and Road Safety, Luke Donnellan
“We have already heard some of the key issues, and we’re making sure everyone has their say.”
“It’s important that we educate all road users about these changes.”
“Listening to the views of the wider community will help us to shape an outcome that benefits everyone.”