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Old 12-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #41
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That guys is dumb, and lane splitting is retarded. That's like when there's someone trying to make a right at a stop light, and there's one car ahead of them, so they try to squeeze in instead of waiting a minute or two... You're not any more important that anyone else, so shut the up and wait.
It's not about importance. It is about space and whether or not you can. When it comes to lane splitting, it helps traffic too.

When you're fully geared on an overheating bike in the middle of summer in Houston traffic, something tells me you'll change your tune.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:46 AM   #42
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I'm all for this, but if you do this, and then something happens to it, don't expect sympathy when you come to the forums crying about "stupid cagers."
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thats call filtering and is also legal in CA and done throughtout the world

if first car is going straight, whats the harm of bike moving forward and turning or even going straight as long as you get by and ahead of 1st car quickly.

and back to even if it becomes law, doesn't mean you don't have to do it.
The harm is that people are stupid. It's an added risk, if you're willing to take it great, but accept all the stupidity that comes along with it.
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That guys is dumb, and lane splitting is retarded. That's like when there's someone trying to make a right at a stop light, and there's one car ahead of them, so they try to squeeze in instead of waiting a minute or two... You're not any more important that anyone else, so shut the up and wait.
Gee that was an intelligent and deep comment that obviously pushed your mental faculties to their limits.
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It's not about importance. It is about space and whether or not you can. When it comes to lane splitting, it helps traffic too.

When you're fully geared on an overheating bike in the middle of summer in Houston traffic, something tells me you'll change your tune.
I guess it's about preference, because I'd rather be a little hot in my leathers than a stain in the road.
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Gee that was an intelligent and deep comment that obviously pushed your mental faculties to their limits.
I aim to try.
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It's not about importance. It is about space and whether or not you can. When it comes to lane splitting, it helps traffic too.

When you're fully geared on an overheating bike in the middle of summer in Houston traffic, something tells me you'll change your tune.
i'm all for moving as many vehicles forward as fast as possible. i.e. left lane passing only. gtfo if you're not passing, especially if someone is behind you wanting to pass. not your job to regulate speed of others in traffic; you're just a big traffic problem.
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That guys is dumb, and lane splitting is retarded. That's like when there's someone trying to make a right at a stop light, and there's one car ahead of them, so they try to squeeze in instead of waiting a minute or two... You're not any more important that anyone else, so shut the up and wait.
Depending on the circumstances, lane splitting is smart.
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Depending on the circumstances, lane splitting is smart.
I agree that in certain situations it can be the more sensible choice. To get a couple of cars ahead of an angry tailgating driver for example, but "filtering" through miles and miles of off drivers is, in my opinion, extremely foolish.
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I like how everybody says lane splitting helps move traffic along faster, really? Your one motorcycle lane splitting is going to help 200 other cars in a traffic jam move along faster? That's funny, if that was true I'd pay the first motorcycle I see in traffic to start lane splitting. Oh yes, 1 motorcycle guy is lane splitting, everybody get ready to magically start hauling in your cars. And I also think how funny it is that when a mc goes down its somehow alwaysssssss a cagers fault. That excuse is getting old.....
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1 bike in line takes the space of 1-2 to 1 full car, in a stop light situation that's 2 cars at least that can make the light that might not have before....


it can add up over time.
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I'd wager that if lane splitting were law you'd see a lot more people riding in cities. More riders would equal a greater positive effect on traffic.

It is obvious that if you're riding stupidly, as the guy in the clip was, you'll probably pay for it.
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I like how everybody says lane splitting helps move traffic along faster, really? Your one motorcycle lane splitting is going to help 200 other cars in a traffic jam move along faster? That's funny, if that was true I'd pay the first motorcycle I see in traffic to start lane splitting. Oh yes, 1 motorcycle guy is lane splitting, everybody get ready to magically start hauling in your cars. And I also think how funny it is that when a mc goes down its somehow alwaysssssss a cagers fault. That excuse is getting old.....
It does help traffic move faster - quite a bit in fact. Ulric detailed it for you. Keep in mind that when a cager actually does have his head out of his and notices us, he gives us the same space as a car. While it may not dramatically improve it, it does add some improvement - and even if it only benefits the rider, so what? The rider is using far less fuel, making a far lower impact on the future needs of road maintenance. Why should he not gain the benefit of getting to his destination sooner?

It also increases the safety of a competent rider by removing him from the stop and go equation.

Incidentally, yes, in accidents involving a bike and a car, it is almost always the car's fault. That isn't exactly news either.


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For the people that oppose lane splitting based on stupid drivers, perhaps something should be done about the stupid drivers? For too long now we've seen the effects in this country of continuously regulating behavior to account for the lowest common denominator. We complain about it here all the time. Stop opposing beneficial acts to accommodate the dummies.
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lane splitting used to be legal in Texas, 40 years or so ago..
I used to get that I could lane split leaving the washburn tunnel on federal road, but would get a ticket if i slid up the side to RR tracks...
I preferred going up the side because fewer people cussed at me doing that than if I rode up the middle between the cars... and every once in awhile some would see me coming and open his car door...
we used to get caught at the tracks and have to set there for a long time.
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I agree with your post, but found this amusing.




For the people that oppose lane splitting based on stupid drivers, perhaps something should be done about the stupid drivers? For too long now we've seen the effects in this country of continuously regulating behavior to account for the lowest common denominator. We complain about it here all the time. Stop opposing beneficial acts to accommodate the dummies.
Who's opposing it, and what exactly do you suggest we do about the stupid drivers? Whatever it is, realistically it will never happen. Good driver or not everyone gets complacent and minds wander. will always happen. If you want to lane split good for you, in my eyes, it's stupid. I think a lot of things are stupid and people still do them. The world keeps on turning...
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Who's opposing it, and what exactly do you suggest we do about the stupid drivers? Whatever it is, realistically it will never happen...
Yet, realistically, doing nothing about it will be what actually never solves the problem.
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Yet, realistically, doing nothing about it will be what actually never solves the problem.
then what?
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then what?
Then that. I figured it was obvious.
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