The Arrive Alive website received the following request for assistance:
Could you please clarify the following issue for me:
I understand that motorcycles are allowed to drive in between lanes on a highway where there is more than one lane in one direction.
When are they allowed to do so? Only when the surrounding traffic is travelling substantially slower than they are, or even when the rest of the traffic is able to travel at speeds approaching the speed limits of the road, and are they allowed to travel, effectively, in between two lanes all the time?
Thank you and regards
Response from the Experts
There are two rules that apply:
• Motorcycles must ride in single-file on the road. (A lane is considered to be a road.)
• Only one motorcycle at a time may overtake another vehicle travelling in the same lane.
I’m not sure what Liza means by the term “in between lanes”, but to clarify further: motorcycles must travel within the lane lines (inside the lane itself), not on the painted lane line and not weaving back and forth between lanes and not riding next to a vehicle except to overtake.
I hope this helps.
(Reference: Page 63 of The New K53 Manual)