Simplified Control Rules

What are Control Rules

Control Rules are the road rules that govern how a motorcyclist controls their vehicle. A motorcycle rider is currently required to sit astride the seat facing forwards and ride with at least 1 hand on the handlebars, and when the motorcycle is moving, have both feet remain on the footrests at all times.

Why the change

These control rules interfere with the everyday practicalities of riding a motorcycle and go against safe riding practices. For example, a motorcycle rider stretching a leg to avoid fatigue, or raising themselves from the seat when riding on uneven road surfaces will be in violation of the current road rules.

Is it legal elsewhere

Yes, simplified control rules have been implemented in Qld. NSW repealed the Australian Road Rule 271(1)(c).

How would the law work

How would the law be enforced