Monday, June 04, 2007

How safe and legal is lane splitting on a motorcycle?

Whether you drive a motorcycle or a car, all drivers get frustrated with traffic. Unlike their 4-wheel counterparts, motorcycle riders have the option of going around the traffic by lane splitting.

While it is easy for bikers to weave through slower cars, how safe and legal is it?

The North County Times reports on the issues involved with lane splitting. One veteran biker in the article lane splits when traffic is slower than 20mph. Other bikers do it at much faster and dangerous speeds.

The article offer the law-enforcement point of view on lane splitting as well.
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