Well, it’s all the talk here in SA – Lane Filtering officially became legal on the 15th April 2017 for those that hold their R-date or R-class licence!!
While, it doesn’t immediately affect me as a rider as I am still on my L’s. I personally think it is a great step forward for those who ride and drive safely!
Yes, we will still get the idiots who lane filter when it’s not safe to do so, or the cars that specifically sit further right in their lane so they can’t be filtered but not much can be done other than educate, educate, educate!
Overall I think it will improve safety of riders. I’ve noticed cars seem to underestimate the distance between their bonnet and the back of our bikes and it’s an awfully bloody scary feeling watching in your mirrors to see if the car will brake in time when you could easily avoid the situation by filtering.
What are your thoughts about Lane Filtering?
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Not sure what this means for you as a driver or rider? See more info on the MyLicence website here