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The NSW Government reviewed the findings of the report, NSW crash analysis and the approach taken in other jurisdictions, and as a result proposed a new approach for lane filtering in NSW.

Based on TfNSW’s recommendation, the Government decided to:

  • Make lane filtering legal when done safely at a speed 30km/h or under (See conditions below).
  • Create a new offence of ‘lane splitting’ to outlaw dangerous behaviour where a motorcycle rider moves past vehicles in the same lane unsafely at a speed faster than 30km/h.
  • Launch an awareness campaign to educate all road users about:
    – the difference between lane filtering and lane splitting
    – how lane filtering can be done safely for all road users
    – the need for all road users to be aware of motorcyclists that may be lane filtering.