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Old 05-09-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Lane splitting

While combing through the interweb I came across an article about Texas SB-506 passing the house. It's probably old news, but what's everyone's take on lane splitting? Personally I'm for it in safe situations, especially in rush hour traffic. So, what do y'all think? Good idea or bad idea?
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #2
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Here is the actual text from the bill



By: Carona S.B. No. 506






A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT
relating to the operation and movement of motorcycles during
periods of traffic congestion.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 545.060, Transportation Code, is amended
by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (e) to read as
follows:
(a) An operator on a roadway divided into two or more
clearly marked lanes for traffic:
(1) shall drive as nearly as practical entirely within
a single lane, except as provided by Subsection (e); and
(2) may not move from the lane unless that movement can
be made safely.
(e) The operator of a motorcycle may operate the motorcycle
for a safe distance between lanes of traffic moving in the same
direction during periods of traffic congestion if:
(1) notwithstanding Section 661.003(c), the operator
and any passenger wear protective headgear that meets the safety
standards adopted by the department; and
(2) the operator operates the motorcycle:
(A) at a speed not more than five miles per hour
greater than the speed of the other traffic;
(B) in traffic that is moving at a speed of 20
miles per hour or less; and
(C) in a location other than a school crossing
zone or a location where the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour
or less.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #3
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As it is written I say good, I don't know if I would really call it lane splitting looks like traffic bypass rolling....:thumbup:
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I do it everyday, Millions of riders are doing it everyday in Europe because that the only way to go.....
So if you want to cruise at 65mph behind traffic on your Harley then good for you, for everybody else that have things to do ,people to see then...hellllll yessss to lane splitting!!!!!
How is my riding????....Call 1-800-BORC lane split!!!!!
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seeing how more people drive while in a cage I'm scared to be on the same road more less lane splitting on the bike!
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A) at a speed not more than ten miles per hour
greater than the speed of the other traffic;
(B) in traffic that is moving at a speed of 20
miles per hour or less; and
Some folks already do this. Including myself.
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Yes, for it.
Wish they would make it illegal to go slow in the fast lane...
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I do it everyday, Millions of riders are doing it everyday in Europe because that the only way to go.....
So if you want to cruise at 65mph behind traffic on your Harley then good for you, for everybody else that have things to do ,people to see then...hellllll yessss to lane splitting!!!!!
How is my riding????....Call 1-800-BORC lane split!!!!!
I heard BORC splits cars.

Hey if you want to do it fine. Not really for me unless traffic is moving slow.
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I heard BORC splits cars.

Hey if you want to do it fine. Not really for me unless traffic is moving slow.

we split anything that does not move
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I didn't know it was legal here! I've been doing it recently because I got fed up on I-10, I was sure I'd end up with a ticket.

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I didn't know it was legal here! I've been doing it recently because I got fed up on I-10, I was sure I'd end up with a ticket.

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Info I just found says its "left pending in committee" since 2009, lol wtf


http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billloo...81R&Bill=SB506
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From what I read lane splitting is undefined by the state, so if you get pulled over its up to the Leo on what to cite you on or at all.....for now
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We should all email our congressman. Democracy in action!
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