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Old 01-08-2013, 04:57 AM   #121
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You can thank the current administration in Washington for providing earmarked funds for motorcycle checkpoints.

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #122
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I lane filter all the time here in Atlanta. The worst that has ever happened is a few honks from drivers here and there. The Atlanta and Dekalb (metro) police seem more or less ok with it. The state police, however, are a different breed.

That gets to my main point:

You're in a foreign country. The biggest problem with lane filtering here is that you don't know the roads, the local driving customs, the differences in law enforcement departments and their practices. I do filter fairly regularly but I ride on the Downtown Connector every day so I know the roads very well.

That said... I think you can get away with it in Chicago and NYC. Maybe just follow other bikers.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:12 PM   #123
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Next year commencing late July I am intending to ride around the USA, starting and finishing in Portland, Oregon. In reading up on the road rules in the many states I will be passing through, it is evident that lane splitting/filtering is not legal in many of them. In others, the statute seems to be silent on the matter.

I differentiate between lane splitting and filtering. The former is high speed and often dangerous, while filtering is low speed between cagers that are moving very slowly or stopped. Filtering is something I do 98% of the time; lane splitting very rarely. Query whether the traffic enforcers draw any distinction between the two?

In any event, it is inevitable that on my trip I will encounter situations where I want/need to filter. My question to inmates is: If Mr Plod the policeman pulls me over for the heinous crime of filtering, what are the likely, possible or probable consequences? Especially when he (or she) sees my Australian license and address.

Any experiences you can share?

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:54 PM   #124
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Thanks Again

Thank you once again to those who contributed positively to the thread. Main objective achieved, which was to gain a better understanding about what might happen should I filter. Some of the digressions from the posted topic proved informative as well.

Interesting to see that this topic presses buttons across the English speaking world.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:43 AM   #125
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Thank you once again to those who contributed positively to the thread. Main objective achieved, which was to gain a better understanding about what might happen should I filter. Some of the digressions from the posted topic proved informative as well.

Interesting to see that this topic presses buttons across the English speaking world.

Cheers.

It's always nice to see inmates helping inmates, and the accompanying spirited debate never fails to amuse.

As far as pressing buttons across the world, I think EVERY topic presses someone's buttons on ADV!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #126
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #127
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #128
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This guy made it out alive. He got launched into the back of the pick up. The two in the background are the ones who were in the red car.



Minor Injuries on this one. Truck struck a car which then rearended this motor officer



Ruptured Spleen, broken vertebrae, car that hit him driver didn't have license or insurance go figure This one was local to me here int he DFW area
http://www.dallasnews.com/video/feat...d=917647895001

Another lucky one here. Lady was on her cell phone
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7D0BTyJBeM

This lady got killed. Pretty sure it made the rounds on the internet a bunch of times.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...9mqgVxub0&NR=1

I split lanes I'd much rather have a sideswipe than a rear end.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #129
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I live in WA but ride in CA a fair amount so it drives me absolutely NUTS at home to come up to a stop light and not be able to filter without risking a ticket. Grrr....
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:07 AM   #130
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I live in WA but ride in CA a fair amount so it drives me absolutely NUTS at home to come up to a stop light and not be able to filter without risking a ticket. Grrr....
Even in states where it's not legal I'll filter a couple cars up just so I'm not the meat in a car sandwich. If I'm with a group in a non splitting state I aim the bike around the bikes/cars ahead of me and watch the mirrors just in case I have to pull out for a car not stopping in time.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:56 AM   #131
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Even in states where it's not legal I'll filter a couple cars up just so I'm not the meat in a car sandwich. If I'm with a group in a non splitting state I aim the bike around the bikes/cars ahead of me and watch the mirrors just in case I have to pull out for a car not stopping in time.
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...and keep the bike in gear ready to squeeze thru the gap till at least 2 cars are behind you

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Old 01-14-2013, 09:33 AM   #132
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...and keep the bike in gear ready to squeeze thru the gap till at least 2 cars are behind you

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+1 to this. I live in the Washington DC metro area and keep red light defense in mind always. Just yesterday a lady in the lane next to me failed to notice the stale red light I and a couple cars were sitting at, and nearly made it into the cross lanes on screeching tires.

There's a lot of under-skilled, over privileged drivers in the US so be on your guard for crummy driving. The US has one of the lowest, or possibly the lowest threshold for someone to obtain a drivers licence in the developed world.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:27 PM   #133
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I'm in Florida and I've only done a right-turn filter. This just means that I'll use the right-hand margin to advance to a right-turning lane if I'm stopped at a light no more than 4 or 5 car lengths away.

I realize this makes me a terrorist, but you infidels have it coming.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #134
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Old 01-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #135
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I think this whole idea of demanding instant payment, from foreigners, or even residents of different states, must leave a bad taste in their mouth. Just not a good way to treat visitors.
Why, we are used being treated that way after waiting in line for 2 hours to get to one of the few open immigration counters at the airport and applying for a travel permit 3 days in advance so we are even allowed to get on the states-bound airplane.

At least the rozzers here never tried to charge me for something I didn't do to get out a bribe like in other countries.
Although that "Out of my randomly parked car I estimate your speed was xx" comes awfully close. I am still amazed that this holds up to civilized law.

One thing to watch out for on these roads is phones. Virtually every time I see someone exhibiting really stupid or annoying driving in the US, they are on the phone. And the "only me" attitude transformation as soon as they get in their cars can be scary. Almost as bad as Puerto Rico.

Must be related to the personality transformation some people get when they enter the internets.
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