Should Lane Splitting be legal in all 50 States

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by DAKEZ, Jul 9, 2008.

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Should Lane Splitting be legal in all 50 States?

  1. YES it should be made legal

  2. YES but ONLY on the Hwy

  3. YES but only for filtering at controlled intersections

  4. NO It is dangerous and should not be made legal

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  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Riding an RT does about the same thing.

    :ricky

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  2. BRAAAP

    BRAAAP Lil' RC!

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    Legalize it. Everywhere. Getting to work would be A breeze!

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  3. ten_fiver

    ten_fiver Long timer

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    I'm still trying to figure out how lane splitting would benefit me in Wyoming. Maybe on the odd occurance of getting stuck behind the 1 car at a light, I could move in front of him?
  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Football games getting into Laramie :dunno

    Its definitely an urban necessity

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  5. ten_fiver

    ten_fiver Long timer

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    True. I wouldn't recommend wearing a BYU jersey while splitting though.
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You *may* get away with a Buffs or Rams jersey. ...but I wouldn't do that either

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  7. khager

    khager Long timer

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    Can I lane split in Philly, wearing my Dallas Cowboys jersey?:eek1
  8. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    You act as if anyone around here takes enough time off their to notice a Jersey.

    May get you spit at though at traffic lights.
  9. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    No.

    Well, perhaps. But don't try it in Philly's wider suburbia, whatever you are wearing.
  10. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    Hey, despite what It'sNotTheBike claims in the other thread,

    I did not insist on filtering, nor do I feel entitled. Nor do I lanesplit, because these suburbanites here consider it "line jumping", and line jumping would piss anybody off.

    :1drink
  11. dbuzz

    dbuzz Citizen of the world

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    I don't feel entitled to lane filter nor do I feel entitled to lane split ... but it sure is fun :thumb :rofl:lol3
  12. OldPete

    OldPete Be aware

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    As the California peeps should know... It is called lane sharing!

    No gutter sniping as the CHP call it. :1drink
  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    That statement right, there.

    :huh

    I just cant fathom the idea that there might be a rare occurrence of having a car in front. Maybe I need to move.
  14. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    I wonder how much fuel this would save.

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  15. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    That is because cattle outnumber people by something like three to one out there.

    For real, the entire damn state is like a National Park with a couple gas stations and a couple little towns here and there.
  16. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    The poll is not complete.
    I voted NO, but not because it's dangerous. I voted NO because I don't want someone else squeezing into my lane uninvited, so it's not right for me to do it to them.
  17. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    It's legal in DC too

    http://www.lewisandtompkins.com/lib...ngton-dc-district-of-columbia-helmet-laws.cfm

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  18. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You need to go spend some time riding in CA before you comment like that. :nod

    Once you've spent some time riding up the 805 at o-dark-thirty in gridlocked traffic you may think differently. I know it changed my perceptions.

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  19. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    No I don't, the question was not about CA specifically, besides that, I don't want cars coming into my lane. I'm pretty sure most riders here would agree that a four wheeler has no business sharing with a bike, why is it ok the other way around? I don't think it is.

    And I have riden in CA, I was stationed there for four years and I rode there and I don't think differently.
    If cars started splitting, I bet a few riders would change their minds.
  20. Animo

    Animo Beastly n00b

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    That’s hardly a solid argument against filtering traffic. Each stationary bike will take approximately 8ft of space “fenders to bumpers”. If you have 100 motorcycles stuck in traffic behind cars you basically have 100 more cars on the road. If those 100 bikes can filter you have just removed quite a bit of traffic.

    There is a big difference between “lane splitting” and “filtering”. There is no reason to ride between two cars on the white line at 65mph. There are 1,000 reasons why bikes should squeeze through bumper to bumper traffic.