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Old 12-29-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Sharing lanes is illegal right?

I am asking because I was just following 2 officers who were sharing lanes but from my understanding since moving here that it was illegal. Obviously doing 95 mph on the beltway is illegal also but that didn't stop them (or me keeping up with them from 249 to 59 ) from doing so.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #2
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Very illegal and they do it all the time, I seent em. I'll ride with them if they decide to ride staggered, but if they are lane splitting going over 95 I'll seperate.

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #3
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The get a little leeway. Who's going to pull them over? From my understanding sharing lanes is illegal, though I've shared lanes with bikes many times and never had an issue. Those guys guy train enough that it's safe to say most of them can use that bike better than I can use my own . And that's a lot. I've ridden with a few that were cruising near 100 in next to no traffic and they didn't seem to mind.
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #4
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Wait until you see them escort a funeral or something oversized/overweight, they ride pretty crazy around the traffic involved.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #5
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Groceryboy whats up!!!

It is not illegal to ride two abreast in a single lane.

Motorcycle cops do it because its the safest way to ride on the highway..

I'm the MOTOHOUSTON expert when it comes to this subject.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
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You sure about that?
Yep.

Code Section 545.060, entitled "Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic."

An operator on a roadway divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for traffic: shall drive as nearly practical entirely within a single lane; and
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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Not statue in TX against riding two abreast. So basically it is legal as TMAX mentioned.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #8
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Funny, two Cedar Park officers rode by me today and I told my wife they wanted to be like Ponch and John , but I thought it was illegal.

Guess I was wrong on that one.

I thought there was something about only legal for one vehicle in it's lane at a time, and that is part of why we couldn't lane split.

But I are ignorant and lazy, and I don't care to look it up as I don't ride thatawayanyway.

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #9
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...dunno on legality, the REAL question is, will a LEO pull you over/ticket riders for sharing a lane together, or riding abreast. Keep in mind that's different than a bike 'sharing' with a car etc, and or one rider buzzing another rider in the same lane.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #10
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It isn't specifically illegal to split/share. California has provisions to allow splitting whereas Texas does not state anything comparable in either direction.

You can get a ticket for wreckless driving or something generic, but there are no specific laws against splitting or sharing lanes and that means any ticket you get for it is very debatable.
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You sure about that?
I was talking about the lane splitting part.

Lane splitting - Not Authorized.
Riding 2 abreast in one lane - Not referenced in administrative code or statutes.


Pretty much the same IMO. How does one swerve around pot holes or other road conditions/hazzards in that scenario. What if the rider can not brake in time to avoid a collision up ahead? His choice of path for evasive manuver is cut in half if it exists at all.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #12
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Riding two abreast and lane spitting are not the same thing. One is passing in between cars on the line and the other is two people riding side by side.
I know that. That's why I put In My Opinion.
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Wait riding side by side is Illegal?! If so..WHAT THE MAN?!
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Pretty much the same IMO. How does one swerve around pot holes or other road conditions/hazzards in that scenario. What if the rider can not brake in time to avoid a collision up ahead? His choice of path for evasive manuver is cut in half if it exists at all.
When riding abreast hazards will be seen almost simultaneously. Thus experienced riders will adjust accordingly.

Again, my area of expertise. You ought to try it. Not a big deal, makes cruisin with friends more enjoyable.
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