The motorcycle community has for some time sought to have lane filtering made legal, arguing that it:

• is safe

• has the potential to help ease traffic congestion, especially with the number of motorcyclists on our roads increasing every year.

Lane filtering is often practised on NSW roads, especially where there is traffic congestion.

TfNSW (Transport for NSW) led a motorcycle lane filtering trial in 2013. The trial’s aim was to identify any potential benefits or risks to road safety and traffic flow for all road users if lane filtering was allowed.