Motorcyclists, ride to live

We are working with Transport for NSW to raise awareness of motorcyclists on our roads. 

Motorcyclists are over-represented in road trauma with almost 2,700 riders killed or injured last year on NSW roads.

Motorcyclists can best protect themselves when riding by:

The Ride To Live website has the best tips to help riders stay safe on the roads and avoid hazards.

Motorcycle riders can be hard to see!   So always check your blind spots.  It saves lives.    

How much do you know about motorcyclists and the road rules? 

Try the quiz below to test yourself. 

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Question 1: Helmets

The NSW Road Rules 2014 require that the rider of a motorcycle and their passengers must wear an approved motorcycle helmet. The current fine for a rider without a helmet and carrying an unhelmeted passenger is: 

a) $349
b) $697
c) $1123


The answer is:
b) $697 

p plate riding a motorbikeQuestion 2: Bike sizes for L and P platers

L and P platers can only ride motorcycles:

a) Under 250c
b) Under 660cc
c) Under 900cc



The answer is:
b) Under 660cc. Bikes ridden by L and P platers must also have a power-to-weight ratio of 150 kw per tonne or less and a power of up to 25kW or less for electric motorcycles.

lanefillter-230Question 3: Lane filtering

It is illegal for motorcyclists to lane filter:
a) next to the kerb
b) next to parked vehicles
c) in school zones
d) all of the above



The answer is:
d) All of the above

lane-filtering230Question 4: Lane filtering  

Only fully and provisionally (P) licensed motorcyclists are allowed to lane filter.
a) True
b) False



The answer is:
b) False. Only fully licensed motorcyclists are allowed to lane filter.


Find out more at the Transport for NSW website 

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Page last updated: 26 Feb 2021