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CANBERRA, Australia – Motorbikes and scooters should be allowed to be ridden slowly in bicycle-only traffic lanes, the nation’s peak motorcycle group says.
The Motorcycle Riders Association of Australia (MRAA) says while the practice is technically illegal, it has been generally tolerated in the past.

CANBERRA, Australia – Motorbikes and scooters should be allowed to be ridden slowly in bicycle-only traffic lanes, the nation’s peak motorcycle group says.
The Motorcycle Riders Association of Australia (MRAA) says while the practice is technically illegal, it has been generally tolerated in the past.
Making it law would help ease congestion in cities and gridlocked suburban areas, said MRAA president Dale Maggs. "We again urge government to explicitly legalise the sharing of these lanes with a maximum speed limit of 30kph being places on motorcycles and scooters," Mr Maggs said today. The call comes as Mr Maggs said police in Victoria were cracking down on motorcycle and scooter riders who used the bike lanes to escape gridlocked intersections.

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