Tucson Area Bulletin Board:

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by russbryant, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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  4. oldfuddy

    oldfuddy Long timer

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    MotoCop did that yesterday on golf links. Watched in my mirror as he went past about 5 rows of cars waiting at the light. I was up front when he pulled up. When he pulled up I pulled forward and asked if that was legal now.... he didn't respond.


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  5. kickstandsup

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    I've done it some in CA. Have to say, it was pretty harrowing at first, especially if you're leading or alone. Much more relaxing to follow someone, they spread the cars a bit for you... :lol3

    Better than sitting in a traffic jam, tho.
  6. dedave

    dedave Gold in dem dare hills

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    Here is how it should work. You ride a bicycle then motorcycle then car. Just that simple.

    I think the police are turning a blind eye to splitting. I may try a bit in extreme traffic jams. Guess I'll be one of those who introduce cagers to lane splitting.

    Does anybody have the link to the actual bill, and/or the guberment website where they are taking comments on it before the vote?
  7. Friedom

    Friedom Onward and upward!

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    I'm surprised by the lack of depth for that page. IIRC motorcycle accidents went down significantly when they legalized it in Cali.
  8. kickstandsup

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    Used the FULL lane today...I love flex Fridays... :clap:clap:clap

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  10. jkstehn

    jkstehn Been here awhile

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    I lane split while commuting everyday for a couple of years in LA. Wasn't legal then but it wasn't illegal either. Key is speed differential. If it is to high (<20mph) then there is no reaction time, and yes, following someone is nice.

    LA is where I learned to ride so my pucker was strong but my desire to not sit in traffic was stronger!

    So nice to cruise to the front at a red light instead if waiting for 15 min !

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  11. jkstehn

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  12. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    I lived in San Diego for five years and lane-split. During that time there was no law that prohibited it so technically it wasn’t “legal” to do it; it’s that it wasn’t ”illegal” because there was no law that you could be charged with violating if you did.


    The CHP published guidelines for doing it on their website. From memory:

    • M/Cs should only exceed the speed of traffic by 20 MPH.

    • Only lane split when traffic is moving 30MPH or less.

    • Cars/trucks must not block or impede lane-splitters.

    • Only lane-split between the number 1 and 2 lanes.

    • It is the officers’ judgement if you’re riding recklessly.

    Something that was common and also not illegal was “lane filtering”: a M/C riding between lanes of stopped cars to the front of the line at a stop light.

    When I lane-split cars would move away from the edges of their lane to give M/Cs more room between them. This also extended to two lanes of cars at a stop light: stopped cars would move away from the edge of the lane to give a lane-filtering bike more room between them.

    As a car driver you had to check your mirrors very closely when changing lanes for lane-splitting bikes.

    Cars and lane-splitting bikes worked very well there. Can’t wait until it comes to AZ. In California I never got stuck in traffic.
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  14. bajasam

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    who's at fault when the old cowboy opens his door at a stop light to spit out his hunk of chaw and the bike rips his door off??
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  16. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Accident avoidance while lane splitting is a skill which can be learned, just like accident avoidance while riding on the highway, or properly negotiating a turn, or emergency braking, or any other skill.

    It amazes me that people can't grasp that concept.
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  17. dedave

    dedave Gold in dem dare hills

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    It's unlawful to open your door into traffic.

    Back in the day, we used to do the chinese fire drill, 4 doors fly open, everybody out and runs to a new spot, that is unlawful as well. (so I'm told)
  18. DangerMoney

    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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    I'll bet there's been lawsuits/judgements/precedents set for when the old cowboy opened his door if front of a bicycle since a bike being ridden must obey vehicle laws.
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    mntdawg NOT FRAGILE OR GREEN

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    DangerMoney Loud Helmets Save Lives

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