CHP forced to remove lane-splitting guidelines...

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by vaara, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah.... the last thing in the world I would ever want to do is piss off a group of bikers, and certainly not ALL of them with my email, phone number and office address posted online

    :lol3

    that guy is in for an awakening from people who will ride all dammed day for a sandwich

    you're welcome

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  2. pinocono

    pinocono Fucking Pirate

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    The CHP's guidelines (not underground legislation) gave motorcyclists and cagers alike some common sense information.
    These guidelines (not underground legislation) also allowed ABATE of CA to fight anti-lane sharing legislation. Anti-lane sharing legislation has been proposed since the guidelines (not underground legislation) were posted, but ABATE was able to say "Hey, here's the CHP's stance on lane sharing, why do we need this?" The proposed anti-lane sharing legislation has died before even getting to the transportation committee.
    What concerns me is that some legislator that doesn't care for motorcyclists may see this as an opportunity to introduce legislation to make lane sharing illegal.
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  3. Andrew

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    Benduro It's been handled.

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    I hereby nominate Catweasel for douchebag tool of the year award.

    Any other nominations?
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  5. pinocono

    pinocono Fucking Pirate

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    I think we can close the nominations. Let's vote.

    Aye!
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    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Wraith Rider. :lol3
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    All I can add to this thread is that I'll split lanes no matter what.


    Oh...and that guys address is like 4 blocks from my house. Should I be buying eggs and TP?
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  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    you mean ahead of this FF who is trying to have lane splitting made illegal??

    :lol3
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  11. eatpasta

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    Would it be considered stalking to follow that fucker around, lane splitting around him like a complete hooligan?
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  13. Snowbird

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    Yours is a good question, ignored so the main posters can rail against the one they claim they is trolling them. LOL

    Maybe one of the self-claimed experts on California law will respond now.
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  14. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Waitin' for the revolution.

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    Hell no! Then the public will start to equate motorcycles with Justin Bieber. :eek1 I'd recommend slipping a comment about how this guy hates JB on one of his Bieber fan sites. Then he'll be dealing with angry bikers and enraged 14 year old BSC girls. You will have a front row seat to the ensuing highjinx. :1drink
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  15. khager

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    Wow that sucks, very rarely hear of someone getting killed while splitting, banged up yes, but not killed.

    Since he fled the scene, I would have to say this was done on purpose, road rage? If an accident why not stop?
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  16. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Who, exactly, is trying to have lane-splitting made illegal? :ear
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    It does make me question how fast traffic was when he was splitting and how fast he was going. That part of the 15 doesn't usually get that backed up, depending on where this was. It sucks either way, but it was most likely quite preventable, even with splitting lanes.
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  18. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    did you read all the documents enclosed in that pdf? The guy clearly believes that bikes think they are above the law:

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    having the guidelines removed is his opening salvo. then since its not specifically expressed as being legal, he will just rally to make illegal. It cant be that hard especially if there is nothing to overturn
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  19. atomicalex

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    Given the anger at the CHP, I will not be surprised if the CHP has some opinions on how to resolve this guy's issues....





    But a little TP and a few eggs never hurt! :evil

    Even as a MI resident, I feel pretty bad about this. It looked like common sense was really prevailing over there. Good guidelines, support from the fuzz, much clearer boundaries about what is acceptable and what isn't, info for all road users, etc. Many of us have been using those guidelines to demystify lane splitting and filtering to non-riders, and once we say "I use the CHP guidelines, they say..." you get a few CA jokes, but otherwise, people respond positively and it defuses the fear that usually accompanies any talk of riding the lines.

    This is a big disappointment. I hope that the CHP is working on a statement and perhaps an action.
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  20. dwoodward

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    Excerpts from the petition:

    So basically he's claiming lane splitting was never legal (CA law doesn't say it is, but it doesn't, as every other state, explicitly say it isn't) and by posting the guidelines, CHP was granting it de facto legal status, thus making a law, which is beyond their power.

    The logic breaks down at claiming it wasn't legal to begin with; a loophole many have glommed onto and tried to close in the past.

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