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Lane ‘filtering’ for motorcyclists to become legal in Victoria from November 2

Victorian motorcyclists and scooter riders will be able to legally ride between lanes of traffic from November 2.

Better known as lane filtering, riders can navigate between slow moving and stationary cars at speeds of no more than 30kp/h and not along a curb.

Road Minister Luke Donnellan told Neil Mitchell the move would have multiple benefits for all road users.

He said it would make things safer for everyone.

‘It’s about clarifying the situation, because it’s currently partly occurring,’ Mr Donnellan explained on 3AW Mornings.

‘So it’s also both for the safety of the motorbike rider and the car driver.

‘It’s also about reducing congestion.’

But Neil Mitchell isn’t keen.

‘I think it will increase tension,’ he said.

LISTEN: The Road Minister explains more on 3AW