Motorcycle bus lane signs to be removed
Road signs permitting motorcyclists to ride in selected bus lanes around Perth will be removed from this week.
A trial allowing motorcycle riders to share the bus lanes concluded that there are no safety benefits, and that poor visibility and line of sight of motorcyclists posed a road safety risk.
The ‘shared’ bus lane signs will be removed from the following routes:
- Fitzgerald St
- Beaufort St
- South Street
- Ranford Road
- Albany Highway
The State Government is committed to improving the safety of motorcyclists, including ongoing research and education through the WA Centre for Road Safety Research
, enhancements to the motorcycle graduated rider licencing program and support of the national motorcycle clothing testing program, MotoCAP.
Motorcyclists need to be aware that a $100 infringement and 3 demerit points apply to drivers of vehicles using bus lanes illegally, as stated in the Road Traffic Code 2000.