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Old 10-01-2012, 06:33 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by LittleRedToyota View Post
unless you run the red light, skipping to the front of the line holds the line up relative to what would have happened had you not skipped to the front of the line.

if it's only you, and you nail the throttle the instant the light changes (and the 1st car in line would not have done the same), the hold up is very short and probably has no real effect.
all this says to me is that you've never ridden in California and have never needed to lane split.

I've been riding almost every single day in Los Angeles for the past 10 years and I can tell you, without question that 95% of the time if I leave when the light turns green, the cars haven't even cleared the crosswalk.

You have no idea how much safer it is for bikes to make their way to the front.


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i haven't ever ridden or driven in cali to know.
and if you have never ridden in California, or lane split, why are you critiquing people that do? I certainly don't give Tuba lessons.....

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