Lane Splitting in Ontario

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by lost1, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Yamahawg

    Yamahawg Intnl Man of Mystery

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    Do you mean the Highway Traffic Act, per chance?
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  2. cafe twins

    cafe twins n00b

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    I filter and lane split, respectfully, all the time in Toronto and the 401. When traffic is congested and stopped or at lights... I have not been brave enough to do it passing a cop... don't need the court hassle if I can avoid it. But the number of other motorcyclists who block or give disapproving gestures is ridiculous... I have spoken to TO police and they have said it's not illegal ... but it appears to be subjective and up to the particular cop at that particular time...
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  3. smashley

    smashley Adventurer Supporter

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  4. cafe twins

    cafe twins n00b

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    Surprise.... the MTO recommends not practicing it.... but they do not mention motorcycle deaths from rear end collisions? Or traffic congestion? I wil l argue in court safety trumps death!
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  5. bungie4

    bungie4 Frostback

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    Stuck on the 401 in construction years and years ago. Ambient temp was about 40C. I was getting woozy not moving and inch and getting hotter and hotter by the second.

    I had loosened off my helmet and was holding it off my head in attempt to cool down.

    A motor officer came up the shoulder, saw what I was doing, and then motioned me to follow him. I got a police escort, between traffic and up the shoulder to nearest off ramp.

    Nowadays, I wouldn't hesitate to do the same move without the cop in the same circumstances. But to split just to split.. naw, not me.
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