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Old 04-18-2012, 03:49 PM   #81
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I do it because I believe it is the safest place for me to be at when stopped waitting for the light to turn green. I dont have to worry about a cager taking me out from behind. Whats your take on it? Good or bad?

I normally position myself to one side of the lane in traffic resulting in sometimes a car sharing the lane with me or not keeping my place in traffic as my usual behavior. In other words i do not go to the front of the line but hold my place in line between cars. I have lane shared/split moving to the front of the line where it was abnormal traffic from an accident or out traffic light.

I am also of the opinion that the failed Texas law attempts should eventually come to pass and make it legal.

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:20 PM   #82
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i'm a cager and would love to pass up all the cars at a traffic light by pulling into the "shoulder" lane... but i don't because it isn't legal. (same thing as weaving)

I would also love to open my driver door to prevent a bike from cutting in line at a stop light, but I don't do that either...

moving my car to physically block the lane is another thought that came to mind that I would never do.

and spitting out the window casually... "oh sorry, i didn't see you there" has been a thought that won't be happening...

now for other cagers not having my polite manners and good sense... i will let you find out on your own... I look forward to your @$%^ post in due time... (just like your post about someone moving your bike (i believe that was you))

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:31 PM   #83
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I look forward to your @$%^ post in due time... (just like your post about someone moving your bike (i believe that was you))

Your wayy off, you must be thinking of UrbanNinja

Must be his avatar that makes you think that, lol.
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i'm a cager and would love to pass up all the cars at a traffic light by pulling into the "shoulder" lane... but i don't because it isn't legal. (same thing as weaving)

I would also love to open my driver door to prevent a bike from cutting in line at a stop light, but I don't do that either...

moving my car to physically block the lane is another thought that came to mind that I would never do.

and spitting out the window casually... "oh sorry, i didn't see you there" has been a thought that won't be happening...

now for other cagers not having my polite manners and good sense... i will let you find out on your own... I look forward to your @$%^ post in due time... (just like your post about someone moving your bike (i believe that was you))
Joshua42007 - i think you are right... i saw the graphic and it reminded me of it.


line cutters have never been approved of unless you are in the special needs department. Other line cutters that annoy me... Grocery Store, amusement park/water park ride, fast food, dinner reservations and such... Its a lame idea that you are special because of what you ride/drive. safety comes first and you shouldn't do anything that puts off other peoples game... aka freaking them out by lane cutting in this example.

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Old 04-18-2012, 04:39 PM   #85
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This thread was started to kill time, but obeds idiot thread is much more intersting. I do not lane split. that is all.............
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #87
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This thread was started to kill time, but obeds idiot thread is much more intersting. I do not lane split. that is all.............
sounds like an excuse to me. can't take it back -- can't back out of your original argument!

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I ride right between the row of cars so that I am protected from being T boned. Then stop right passed the white line at the light so I am the first to go. Good thinking right!
No bad thinking in a city where red light running is a way of life I'd rather be rear ended than t-boned by an in his hemi ram going 50.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:19 PM   #89
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Even right by your rear section of your car... I just get up just enough the rear bumper of the car gives me a little piece of mind...

Silver cars are statistically hit more often than other colors... I figure Silver bikes are even worse...
Where do you get your statics that Silver cars are hit more often than other colors?
Silver is one of the most popular colors but as far as being involved in accidents not sure that is accurate.
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Where do you get your statics that Silver cars are hit more often than other colors?
Silver is one of the most popular colors but as far as being involved in accidents not sure that is accurate.
It's brown not silver his intel is wrong.
http://www.kgbanswers.com/what-color...idents/4871474
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I used to go to the front, but now I sit between the two first cars, wait for them to go and after looking left then right for red light runners, I accelerate past them. That way nobody tries to rear end me at the green light or anything.

It's not "cutting in line." It's a road, people. I'm just using the space that you aren't.

And it is proven to be the safest thing to do.

I'll be damned if I get killed over some imaginary "law."
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I'll be damned if I get killed over some imaginary "law."
There's nothing imaginary about it.

Lane splitting is illegal in all states except for California. If you do it and get away with it, more power to you, but don't expect any sympathy when law enforcement looks your way.
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There's nothing imaginary about it.

Lane splitting is illegal in all states except for California. If you do it and get away with it, more power to you, but don't expect any sympathy when law enforcement looks your way.
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I used to go to the front, but now I sit between the two first cars, wait for them to go and after looking left then right for red light runners, I accelerate past them. That way nobody tries to rear end me at the green light or anything.

It's not "cutting in line." It's a road, people. I'm just using the space that you aren't.
it IS cutting in line. as for the road statement.. the "shoulder" where people pull over is just a road too. why don't you just swerve over there instead of going in between cars. . why not just get a 4x4 truck and make your own entrances and exits to freeways??

unless you call yourself "special" publicly here on the moto houston board, I won't allow you to cut in line.

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that is a broad statement to be labeled a fact. I'm going to give this one a 23% credibility.

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I'll be damned if I get killed over some imaginary "law."
i hope you don't get killed over an imaginary law. that would suck. as for real laws, I hope you don't get killed over that either... aka lane splitting...

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it IS cutting in line. as for the road statement.. the "shoulder" where people pull over is just a road too. why don't you just swerve over there instead of going in between cars. . why not just get a 4x4 truck and make your own entrances and exits to freeways??

unless you call yourself "special" publicly here on the moto houston board, I won't allow you to cut in line.


that is a broad statement to be labeled a fact. I'm going to give this one a 23% credibility.


i hope you don't get killed over an imaginary law. that would suck. as for real laws, I hope you don't get killed over that either... aka lane splitting...
You should research lane splitting safety. You would be surprised.

Roads are not lines.

Blocking a motorcycle never works.
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. why not just get a 4x4 truck and make your own entrances and exits to freeways??
I do this on my dual sport and tard. I've gone offroad to pass people on 2 lane roads too.
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Not to mention, cars and trucks do that all the time when a crash on a freeway occurs.
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I'm not sure if I can agree with the 23% credibility.
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You should research lane splitting safety. You would be surprised.

Roads are not lines.

Blocking a motorcycle never works.
research splitting safety - nah, thats okay. i'll just keep my eyes on the law until it effects me.

roads are not lines - yes they are lines. one vehicle can occupy a portion of the line at any given time. space is given forward back and side to side as shown in any drivers ed video. (you might be watching this soon.) -- i only mention this because i gather you might ignore the closeness rule also.

Blocking a motorcycle never works. - sure it does. here is a video showing how it worked. (if you don't think this could happen in Houston, you must be "special")

as for the freeway closure statement, that does not make it legal. you have to be very careful during that time and just follow the police's flow. exiting on entrance ramps is very dangerous.

too many people have a "me me me me" personality. driving is a community event. you must be wary of others more than yourself.

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Lastly, Houstonians are known for road rage.... And Texans are known for guns. If you want to put yourself at the frontline for a bullet, more power to you. Thanks for taking the attention away from me on the road! :-)
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