How to get around busy traffic
We all know that the traffic in Australia is getting worse. Well now there is evidence that it is indeed getting worse, as revealed by the government's Australian Infrastructure Audit. A heightened number of cars on the road is one of the main reasons for this bleak forecast. In the last decade alone, the number of motorists in Australia has increased by nearly 20 per cent, according to a recent report from Roy Morgan Research. So how do you get around busy traffic? By riding a motorbike of course!
Just how busy is the traffic going to get?
The infrastructure audit report asserts that if serious steps aren't taken to manage the problem, the costs of congestion are likely to undergo an increase of near 290 per cent by the year 2031. In our major cities, without investment into increasing our transport capacity, car travel times are expected to increase by at least 20 per cent in the most congested corridors.
In light of this foreboding news, here is a solution to the growing congestion problem.
Get around busy traffic - buy a motorbike
Australians are getting clued up to the advantages a motorbike holds over other vehicles in traffic. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the total number of motorcycles in Australia increased by 25 per cent between 2009 and 2014.
Here are a few reasons why you should consider quick and simple motorcycle finance.
Motorcyclists are able to weave their way forward through frustrated motorists in gridlock. This effectively makes congestion irrelevant to the motorcyclist. 'Lane filtering' is completely legal provided the rider doesn't exceed 30km/h and it is safe to do so. Riding on both the shoulder and in emergency stopping lanes is also legal. You must be going in the same direction as the traffic, hold an open license and keep it under 30 km/h. Make sure you check your relevant state road rules.
An increased number of vehicles on the road inflates the demand for parking. Motorcyclists can park their bikes in motorcycle bays peppered throughout Australia at no cost. Melbourne is the only capital city that allows parking on the footpath, provided pedestrians still have free passage.
Of all the road-going vehicles in Australia, motorcycles have the lowest fuel consumption. This means you're getting to your destination faster, cheaper and more efficiently.
Get around busy traffic with motorbike finance
If you're in the market for a motorbike, talk to the team at AAA Finance. With access to over 40 lenders we have a wealth of motorcycle loan options. We can even have your loan application approved within 24 hours. Save time and money and get a quick and easy bike loan through AAA Finance. Call today to ride away!
About the author
Peter Watman has extensive finance and automotive experience having worked in both industries for over 30 years. Peter founded AAA Finance and Insurance in 2012. He leads an experienced team that provides quick and easy finance solutions along with exceptional customer service.