Get off your bike and jump online to have your say

GOLD COAST motorbike riders are being urged to have their say on Queensland roads and possible law changes.

The State’s issued a discussion paper, with the intention of easing congestion and making it easier for motorcyclists to ride.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said including lane filtering in the road rules was one of the proposed changes in the Motorcycle discussion paper.


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“Lane filtering is when riders move at low speeds between vehicles that are stopped or moving slowly and is already practiced by some motorcycle riders,” Mr Emerson said.

“While it is not banned in Queensland, the rules around lane filtering are not clear.”

Currently if a rider lane filters they could be breaking a number of road rules such as not staying within a marked lane or changing lanes without signalling.

How a rider sits on a bike and proposed changes to helmet standards is also part of the discussion paper.

All road users are encouraged to have their say on these changes by filling out the online survey at www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au.

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