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Old 04-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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I saw one of my facebook friends post this today. I had to sigh a little bit, but I know he's not the only one who thinks this way.

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This weekend I have seen some of the WORST driving in Houston. Some of the highlights: A motorcyclist, not wearing helmet by personal choice, who thinks stop lights are perfect opportunities to move to the head of the line. Complete disregard for "sharing the road". Tell you what next time I see a nimrod like that, I'm going to open my door and ping him in the head as he "scoots up."
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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"Wait, so because I did something that does not affect you in any way, shape, or form, you want to physically damage my property or myself? Makes logical sense, please proceed."
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:54 PM   #6
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Is filtering or lane-splitting legal in Texas?

It's not legal where I came from, so I've always err'd on the side of caution since I've been here.
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Is filtering or lane-splitting legal in Texas?

It's not legal where I came from, so I've always err'd on the side of caution since I've been here.
Its not legal, but it doesn't give people the right go all batman on you for doing it. Sadly this is how some people are, and I'd rather not put myself in that situation because next you know, you're on the hood of someones car trying to run you over.
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Its not legal, but it doesn't give people the right go all batman on you for doing it. Sadly this is how some people are, and I'd rather not put myself in that situation because next you know, you're on the hood of someones car trying to run you over.
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Its not legal, but it doesn't give people the right go all batman on you for doing it. Sadly this is how some people are, and I'd rather not put myself in that situation because next you know, you're on the hood of someones car trying to run you over.
Good to know.

The way I see it, someone driving 5-10 mph slower than the flow of traffic in the far left-hand lane is far worse than a motorcyclist filtering in stop-light traffic.

Wouldn't be surprised if some of those people raging at motorcyclists filtering are also the ones clogging up the left side of freeways..
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What gives bikers a pass on a law? Dood - it's illegal. Don't know how many times I've read about bikers meating out judgement on mirrors or fenders or door panels wether they hit you or not. You guys have even posted videos and cheered on the biker. No civilian has the authority to carry out sentence at any time. Don't care if you even got seriously injured to the point of death. Cagers about "bikers" and bikers about "cagers" and he is just a jerk for saying that, but a lot of us say it and some of us "do it".

Hey - we ALL know that lane splitting is illegal and not just on the highway. It's illegal everywhere. (meaning TX) When was the last time you had to wait in a long line and "didn't' get off when someone jumped in ahead of you even if they were just joining a friend? Nobody likes it and that's just what it's like.
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It's not a discussion people like to have. Have the discussion with yourself and always use good judgement when you ride.

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What gives bikers a pass on a law? Dood - it's illegal. Don't know how many times I've read about bikers meating out judgement on mirrors or fenders or door panels wether they hit you or not. You guys have even posted videos and cheered on the biker. No civilian has the authority to carry out sentence at any time. Don't care if you even got seriously injured to the point of death. Cagers about "bikers" and bikers about "cagers" and he is just a jerk for saying that, but a lot of us say it and some of us "do it".

Hey - we ALL know that lane splitting is illegal and not just on the highway. It's illegal everywhere. (meaning TX) When was the last time you had to wait in a long line and "didn't' get off when someone jumped in ahead of you even if they were just joining a friend? Nobody likes it and that's just what it's like.

I'm from out of state, so I didn't know.

Some states (and countries) make filtering and lane splitting legal, as long as it's not done recklessly. Reduces congestion in areas where there are a lot of motorcycle commuters and gets as many people moving to their destination and off the roads sooner.

Each region has its own road culture, I suppose. I was a bit surprised when I found out riding without a helmet is legal here..

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What gives bikers a pass on a law? Dood - it's illegal. Don't know how many times I've read about bikers meating out judgement on mirrors or fenders or door panels wether they hit you or not. You guys have even posted videos and cheered on the biker. No civilian has the authority to carry out sentence at any time. Don't care if you even got seriously injured to the point of death. Cagers about "bikers" and bikers about "cagers" and he is just a jerk for saying that, but a lot of us say it and some of us "do it".

Hey - we ALL know that lane splitting is illegal and not just on the highway. It's illegal everywhere. (meaning TX) When was the last time you had to wait in a long line and "didn't' get off when someone jumped in ahead of you even if they were just joining a friend? Nobody likes it and that's just what it's like.
What gives black people the right to ride are the front of the bus?like

Laws change with the times. I like to consider the lane splitters the Rosa Parks of the new roads of America.

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What gives bikers a pass on a law? Dood - it's illegal. Don't know how many times I've read about bikers meating out judgement on mirrors or fenders or door panels wether they hit you or not. You guys have even posted videos and cheered on the biker. No civilian has the authority to carry out sentence at any time. Don't care if you even got seriously injured to the point of death. Cagers about "bikers" and bikers about "cagers" and he is just a jerk for saying that, but a lot of us say it and some of us "do it".

Hey - we ALL know that lane splitting is illegal and not just on the highway. It's illegal everywhere. (meaning TX) When was the last time you had to wait in a long line and "didn't' get off when someone jumped in ahead of you even if they were just joining a friend? Nobody likes it and that's just what it's like.
Exactly, it's illegal. Call the cops on me. But do NOT try to harm me or my property because I did something illegal that does not affect you in the least bit. Oh, I lane splitted in front of you? Cool, you're still going to get to where ever you were going at the exact same time as you would have, if I had not lane splitted in front of you. And most bikers who take mirrors off/kick doors/kick fenders, do so because the cager put them in danger. The topic that we are discussing does not put a cager in danger in any circumstance. If I happen to put a cager in danger while on the bike, your free to do whatever you feel to protect yourself. If you put me in danger while i'm on the bike, I'll do the same.

I can't speak for everyone, but i've never become that someone jumped in front of me when I was waiting in a long line. If there's an open space that you can safely merge into, by all means do. I have become when someone merges in front of me causing me to slam on the brakes or veer out of the way though. There is a difference. (Hint: One option put me in danger, the other did not.)
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Well you can get as as you want. And I do too when people do tuff like that. However, there is no judged going to except your "reasoning" for carrying out your violent actions as a form of making an pay for what he did wrong- car or cager. Argue all you want - it's illegal. And as far as being from a state where filtering is legal, try and see how far that will get you with a judge here. All of us have the "obligation" to know and obey every law before we get on the road, biker or cager, and none of us are granted the authority to carry out a sentence. Who of you in is right mind actually thinks the judge is going to justify you opening your door intentionally into someone no matter how much they deserve it. He's not even going to listen to your excuse if it's LEGITIMATE accident.

I'd like to know who has ever had a judge tell them - Yeah, he deserved the dent. I don't blame you. Ok, your free to go.

I'd like to see what the judge actually tells the ex-biker, sitting in a wheel chair from having a door opened on him for illegal lane splitting, and the the cager that opened it. Both are in the wrong. ESPECIALLY since this guy already admitted to a premeditated crime. Holy , if he actually follows through, can you imagine being in his shoes when the prossicution brings this posting up as evidence????

All of us, cagers and bikers are obligated to know and follow the law and none of us have the authority to meat out what we feel is justice.

GrimeyBob - I'm sorry but I don't think expressing how off your are by kicking off a mirror is something you can use as protecting yourself. No one has the right to intentionally damage anything because you're , biker or cager, even if it involves death. That authority belongs to the judged only. Yes - of course the cager desparately deserves it, but it's just simply not up to you.
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.......making an pay for what he did wrong- car or cager...... oops -
That shoule read "biker or cager".
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The problem with filtering in a region where it isn't legal is none of the people in cars are expecting a motorcycle to share their lane and they're usually quite startled and then often angry when it happens.

My son was transferred to San Francisco and while he became comfortable filtering through traffic, there is a protocal to it and most drivers know to look for someone filtering.

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I think maybe some education in etiquette [see spelled it correctly there].. yes its illegal for us to do but out of respect for the human condition in general... lets not kill/harm each other. Be angry, shake your fist, whatever makes you feel better as long as you don't cross that line. I am pretty sure most religious and government bodies frown on Violence, especially violence born from anger.
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