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. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Nice Pic!

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  2. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Congrats!!!

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  3. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I know the feeling. I am 2K miles from that milestone myself. I told myself the same, that I wanted 10K on my ex500 before moving to anything else. I should pass that before the summer, so we will see... (how I can do on old student loan debt between now and then).

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  4. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Thanks.

    Back to business. Z1000 makes a great lane splitting bike, high mirrors, light steering. :clap
  5. PhilB

    PhilB Long timer

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    I find it hard to believe that Californians are so much superior to residents of other states that they alone can manage this, and no one else would be able to figure it out.


    :thumb

    Boy, Human Ills did nail that one on the head.

    This. Over 40,000 miles of lanesplitting for me, at least a few miles done nearly every day for more than 20 years, and no accidents while doing it.

    Well, no, I've never taken out anyone's mirror either. I have on very rare occasions bumped my barend mirror on someone else's, almost always someone who is trying to keep me from getting by, so I don't feel terribly guilty about that. But never has the bump been hard enough to break either their mirror or mine, so I adjust it back to the proper view and go on.

    And the word you were looking for is "acceptable".

    And for someone who is so terribly concerned about the rudeness of lanesplitting, and feels bad about bumping a mirror with your arm, you sure call a lot of names and are very rude. It kind of undermines your arguments.

    PhilB
  6. fuelish

    fuelish Been here awhile

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    It would be great if it were legal everywhere, but I would be so happy if I could just filter to the front(And maybe roll a red after waiting a reasonable amount of time :) )
  7. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    This.

    Considering that most Californians are from somewhere else and they've figgered it out, it would seem to me that the other 49 states could figger it out too.

    :dunno

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  8. windmill

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    With the way folks are becoming more concerned about consuming, the ever increasing cost of fuel, and the difficulties of urban parking, splitting and filtering just make sense. The more reasons folks are given to ride rather than drive, the more that will.

    Education is the answer, non riders need to be shown that there are advantages that benefit everyone, and that it can be done safely and responsibility. We have an opportunity to show the other 95% that motorcycles can be more than dangerous toys for immature thrill seekers.

    IMO, the more riders take it upon themselves to do as they please, rather than what is currently allowed, the more harm they do to achieving that end.

    The intelligent thing to do is prove the naysayers wrong. not to reinforce their misconceptions.
  9. klavdy

    klavdy Truth Is Eternal

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    Oh dear.
    Ray, if you are so uncoordinated that you walk into things as large as a vehicle,do you really think riding a motorcycle is such a good idea ?
  10. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :lol3
  11. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    ...and how are we supposed to show people that lane sharing can be done safely if we're not lane sharing? :ear

    Without evidence to the contrary, people are going to keep the status quo of 'it ain't safe' or 'its not fair that the moto is getting ahead of me.' :nod

    I refuse to encourage anyone to ride unsafely, but I WILL encourage everyone that has the experience/skills to lane share safely wherever they happen to be (whether that's CA or anywhere else).

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  12. ghostryder

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    So that was you that went past me..... :lol3:lol3
  13. jfurf

    jfurf Been here awhile

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    I ADMIT NOTHING. :rofl

    In all honesty, I only filter when traffic is stopped or moving very slowly, and always go slowly. The worst thing that ever happens is the occasional horn honk, but even that's rare, tbh.
  14. ghostryder

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    No worries, I think it should be legal. I have been sitting in traffic, look behind me and see a bike coming up. They stop in their tracks, I wave them past and usually get the thumbs up when they go by. I see no need for a motorcycle to be sitting in traffic when you can keep moving.
  15. windmill

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    I'm not claiming to have the answers, but you folks in the cycling community seem to be doing a much better job than the MC community.
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Sorta true. Same problems apply in traffic: 'waaaah he's getting ahead of me!' or 'he's not obeying ALL the traffic laws!' still come up.

    :dunno what the answer is other than to allow sharing and filtering and see. Start with restrictive: only allowed on 4-lane highways (or wider) and only when speeds are less than Xmph. If/when that works, eliminate the restrictions.

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  17. DAKEZ

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  18. larryboy

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  19. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Two pics from Spain (Barcelona)...

    Sign indicating that motos should advance to the filter zone..

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    Filter zone...

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  20. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    That is AWESOME!!!!!