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Lane Splitting Guidelines In California

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Legal But Not Safe [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text]In most states, you will find that lane splitting - the action of passing between vehicles on a bike or motorcycle - is illegal. Typically for good reason as lane splitting can be extremely unsafe for all drivers that are sharing the road. Maneuvering your bike or motorcycle between two cars (that may or may not be moving at any given time) and providing riders with only just inches of space to fit in between is a hazardous task. It is possible that some cars may not be able to see you coming in their mirrors and one incorrect move from any driver on the road can easily cause a catastrophic and life threatening accident to occur.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="22px"][vc_column_text]In California, however, lane splitting is not against the law. In fact, many riders take advantage of the convenience of lane splitting, whether it is safe or unsafe, simply because in California we are known for our extremely congested roads and twenty-something mile long traffic jams during rush hour traffic. We certainly do not know anyone who would prefer to sit in that familiar rush hour traffic, which is why lane splitting amongst motorcyclists has become the preferred...

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