Motorcyclists

Motorcycle riders and their passengers are among our most vulnerable road users. Learn about the laws covering motorcyclists, tips on staying safe on the road, how to lane filter, and what safety gear is a must-have for motorbike riders.

While only making up around 6% of WA's road users, motorcyclists account for more than 20% of serious injuries and fatalities on WA's roads. Motorcycle riders and their passengers are among our most vulnerable road users for several reasons:

  • They have very little protection in the event of a crash. 
  • Riders are subject to variations in road surface conditions, and it requires more control and skill by the rider to operate safely compared to a passenger car. 
  • Motorcycle riders operate in high-speed environments beyond the safe physical tolerance limits the body can withstand without serious harm in a crash.

Click on the cards below to find out more about offenses and penalties, safety tips, and what to look for in a helmet or safety gear. 

Page reviewed 24 March 2022