WA lanes splitting legislation

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  1. tod701

    tod701 Long timer

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    Representative MacEwen has introduce some lane splitting legislation.


    House Bill HB1106 would allow lane splitting if the rider is going no more than 10 mph more than the traffic and is riding at less than 35 mph.


    If would also make it a traffic infraction for the operator of another vehicle to interfere with the rider splitting lanes.


    If you like this bill, let both of your House of Representatives member know.

    Follow this link and click on the comment box.

    https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1106&Year=2021&Initiative=false
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  2. HydroDog

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    Thanks Tod for keeping track on items like this.
    It’s there another Bill going through right now to take our off-road funding from the DNR?
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    It would take the NOVA funds that would normally go toward grants for everyone and give it all to the DNR for non-motorized use.

    Follow link:

    NOVA theft | Adventure Rider (advrider.com)
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  4. Trinity_Session

    Trinity_Session Long timer Supporter

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    Does the WSP still oppose lane splitting? Is there any hope in getting past their influence?
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    Here we go again
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    Fair question.
    I don't know yet, not my legislation.
    If WSP is opposed it is unlikely to get a hearing.
    I will reach out to Jake Fey, the House Transportation Committee chairman.
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  7. Gyrene84

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    As someone who spent 10 years lane splitting in CA, I support this cause. If you support lane splitting, I urge you to write your "Representatives" and comment on the bill. If you dont support lane splitting, for Freedoms sake, instead of opposing it, just dont do it.
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  8. Kerrizor

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    I'm sure someone has said it before, but it's gonna take a lot of education to make this work. Who is out there now, do this heavy lifting?
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  9. tod701

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    Not me, but I'll find out.
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    Thanks !!
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    ABATE of WA is the prime mover.
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  12. Ljislink

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    For the life of me I can't understand why other States don't look at the CA. CHP/AMA data on lane splitting and adopt it. I'm from CA lane split for years very safe I've read a lot of positive studies on it but never read any factual negative study on it only negative opinions ?
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  13. Kerrizor

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    ...because the only time people outside CA see it, it's someone ripping through traffic at 100mph.
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    I lane split for 30 years and have driven over a million of miles all over CA in all those miles I've seen very few Ass-Hats who split at un-safe speeds. There's a big mis conception of the speed a 500lb motorcycle is traveling when it passes you while your stopped or traveling at 10-15 mph.
    In SF Bay Area most auto drivers have gotten use to us and the majority support us even moving over a few inches or feet to let us go by. The CHP actually runs the gauntlet for us a few times a month wagging the fingers at idiot's on cell phones or driving in our space & the CHP moto cops roll FAST there's been a few times I couldn't keep up with a CHP splitter. I think the reason for CHP splitters is to let the automobile population know splitting is legal, safe. respect us & lane splitting.
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    I'm not disagreeing with you, y'know.. in fact, you're making my point. Drivers (and riders..) without exposure to lane splitting need education in it. I would NOT do it in WA state for a year or two after it passed.
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    After spending some quality time in an ICU thanks to a multi time DUI driver I've come to consider the sobriety and responsibility of other drivers, and the public in general, on the road a pertinent factor.
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    I left a comment to have signs posted to inform car drivers of the new law and what the fine would be if a car was to impede a motorcycle. UT has now on the books a lane splitting code. And most car driver are being respectful knowing it is reliving congestion on the motorway.
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  20. Ljislink

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    Good news ! I thought CA was only state that allowed it
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