Anyone else looked at these yet? They're a series of changes that are being recommended to the national Road Law by the National Transportation Commission, and they include such matters as prohibiting lane splitting by motor-cycles altogether; prohibiting any use of a mobile phone that involves holding it; and -- welcome by some here, I'm sure, but threatening to make us a potential laughing-stock to the Euros -- outlawing the use of front foggies when there's no fog.
... you'll get an overview of what the new proposals are, but the key fact is that although (as far as I'm aware) they've only been advertised in the press for the past couple of days, comments -- which can be lodged online -- will only be accepted until this Friday, Jan. 20th.
To complicate matters, you're invited to send your comments to someone described in the newspaper ad that I saw as the project manager at ntc.COM.au, probably a mistake, but if it is, it's a mistake that's repeated in at least one other place that I saw in the draft document, which you can download from here:
Some of it's a bit bent, and the proposal about lane-splitting, for example, has already excited a lot of comment from bikers -- mostly outraged -- but some of it -- for example, the proposal to get behind you 100% if someone running a red hits you while you're on a green arrow -- is a welcome correction to long-persisting stupidities. Good or bad, it's what you'll be expected to know implicitly if (as seems possible) it all gets up ...