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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Check this one out. Nice article about lane splitting. Ride safe my friends.

Let motorcycles drive between lanes, and give them room, California Highway Patrol says - Los Angeles Times

60% of the time, it works every time
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good article.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 06:04 PM
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I particularly like the the quote from the DMV-

"Motorcycle safety studies have said that lane splitting, though unnerving to some drivers and apprentice motorcyclists, is safer than not splitting when done intelligently principally because it reduces the risk of a rider being hit from behind while stopped in freeway traffic."

I'll add that it works exactly the same for surface streets.
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when done intelligently and responsibly..Be safe..
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when done intelligently and responsibly..Be safe..

I understand the meaning even if I cannot read the article, it isn't available from Europe

Nobody thinks that something is so easy like who is totally unable to do it.

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Being a resident in Communist Kalifornia I get to enjoy this law and lane split often. My venture into lane splitting began when I was still living in Santa Barbara. It was very helpful when traveling on highway 101 which would turn into a parking lot during commute times.

Now living in Fresno I don't get on the freeway very often but still employ lane splitting fairly often as I head out of town on surface streets en route to the fun roads in the mountains.

What I find interesting is how often motorists get pissed off that some dude on a bike has now assumed their "pole position" for the start of the race to the next traffic light. Man it has gotten crazy out there on the road these days.

I think I encountered less competition back in my flat track days racing at Ascot Park in Gardena.

Bee safe out there fellas cuz the competition is heating up.
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I'm frequently in San Diego and LA for work.

On the freeway its WONDERFUL. I'm a bit more cautious than the normal biker I see. 40mph is about where I am comfortable doing it, bit slower mostly. I will split single pair of road blocking cars at freeway speeds if they are just staying next to each other at or near the speed limit. But it has to be worth it for me, as in no cars in front of them going to make me just have to do it again.

Surface streets, generally only in a long line will I bother to split, or coming up on the freeway entrance so Ill want to be first.
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