Lane filtering in Queensland
Lane filtering is when a motorcycle rider moves between stationary or slow-moving vehicles, that are moving in the same direction as the rider.
Lane filtering at over 30km/h is illegal, and it's important that you only lane filter when it's safe to do so.
There needs to be enough space between you and other vehicles to avoid a crash and to let you safely merge back into the traffic stream.
You shouldn't lane filter near trucks or buses because large vehicles often find it hard to see you.
When you're lane filtering, always look out for vulnerable road users like pedestrian and cyclists.
It is illegal to lane filter in school zones during school zone hours.
It's also illegal to lane filter if you're a learner or provisional motorcycle rider.
Lane filtering can be a complex manoeuvre requiring plenty of on-road experience to be done safely, so only fully licensed riders are allowed to lane filter.
There are heavy penalties for riders who don't follow the lane filtering rules.
So make sure you're familiar with all the do's and don'ts detailed on the website.
Authorised by the Queensland Government, Brisbane.