Lane Splitting: So Exactly Where Is It And Isn’t It Legal?
Over the past few years, there have been loads of bills introduced to legalize lane splitting and filtering. Some have passed, some have died, and some are still undergoing committee consideration. Lane splitting, lane sharing, lane filtering, shoulder surfing… there are as many laws as there are possible maneuvers and keeping track of everything can be a bit dizzying.
California, this forward-thinking state has allowed motorcycles to lane-split for some time by dint of a vague “it’s not illegal” stance. In 2016, lane-splitting was made explicitly legal, making California the only state to allow it to such an extent.
There are many states that do not have written laws explicitly forbidding lane-splitting but the maneuver is not quite specifically legal either. It is up to the discretion of every police officer you pass.
Always, practice safe riding techniques to avoid legal troubles and motorcycle accidents, that may cause serious spinal and brain injuries to name a few.
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