Hi all, As some of you would know the VMC has been working with VicRoads to clarify the usage of the last 100 Meters of the Bus Lane on the Eastern Freeway and using the B light at the intersection of the Eastern freeway and Hoddle Street. The following Information Sheet will be posted on the VMC website http://www.victorianmotorcyclecouncil.org.au/ in due course. To save you having to wait I have pasted it below for your information. Regards, Jeremy Walton VMC Secretary. Information Sheet: Hoddle Street Bus Lane trial - Exiting the Eastern Freeway The Hoddle Street bus lane trial being run by VicRoads has created some uncertainty amongst motorcyclists leaving the Eastern Freeway and needing to access the Hoddle Street bus lane. The VMC has discussed this with VicRoads and has ascertained that the following advice will help motorcyclists. The bus lane at the intersection of the Eastern Freeway and Hoddle Street operates in the same manner as any other bus lane. Road Rule 158 permits a driver of any vehicle to drive in a bus lane for up to 100 meters if that driver is entering or leaving the road to the left. Road Rule 280, which talks about the application of the 'B' traffic lights says that the division (rules about B 'lights') apply to the driver of a vehicle other than a public bus in the same way as it applies to the driver of a public bus if the driver is permitted to drive in the bus lane. So, in short, if a motorcyclist is turning left (i.e. leaving the road) at the intersection of the Eastern Freeway and Hoddle Street and they have elected to do so from the bus lane (which they are permitted to do) the 'B' light does indeed apply to the motorcyclist in the same way as it would apply to a bus driver. The VMC is confident that this interpretation of the Road Rules as given by VicRoads will improve rider safety along with contributing to a significant reduction in traffic congestion for all road users.