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Old 05-24-2013, 09:57 PM   #61
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Someone told me it is not illegal to ride the shoulder lane around traffic. Anyone confirm this?
Your ticket will read: "driving on the emergency lane"
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So do 18 wheeler drivers, and they spend more then a weekend learning to drive

And it's an M endorsement, don't think you can have ONLY a bike license vs car license w bike endorsement.
It's all the same license, what's important is the class(es) listed on the license.

Pyro, whoever told you that lied, or it clueless.
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Your ticket will read: "driving on the emergency lane"
I see a motorcycle cop routinely writing tickets around 7:30-7:45am at Boudreaux and FM2920 (eastbound on 2920) for this. After he jumps out of traffic for the first one, he sits around the corner and waves people over his "collection".

On the other hand, I also see HC Sheriff cars doing the same thing heading westbound just a block away. So much for "setting good examples".
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:46 AM   #65
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I do it when traffic is less than 15-20ish on the highway (someone else just said it....not much lane changing) and occassionally at lights. It's gotta be more than 2 rotations typically (or in my case, backed up lights for a mile and a half on Fairbanks..I save myself 15 minutes here easy). I don't do it daily, but when cars are sitting (& slow rolling) I don't sit there in misery. I don't condone splitting lanes at speed, only when it makes sense.
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Saw this on FB today with the claim the AMA "just" released this statement. From what I gather, they've been pretty mum on the issue (outside CA) in the past.

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The American Motorcyclist Association places significant emphasis on motorcyclei operator and passenger safety. On every type of public roadway, motorcyclists encounter challenges from other roadway users and are constantly vigilant to unsafe conditions around them.

Perhaps one of the most dangerous situations for any on-highway motorcyclist is being caught in congested traffic, where stop-and-go vehicles, distracted and inattentive vehicle operators, and environmental conditions pose an increased risk of physical contact with another vehicle or hazard. Even minor contact under such conditions can be disastrous for motorcyclists.

The Hurt Report1, the most comprehensive motorcycle crash causation study to date, noted that, “Moderate or heavy traffic was the situation at 59.2% of the accidents [studied].” Reducing a motorcyclist’s exposure to vehicles that are frequently accelerating and decelerating on congested roadways can be one way to reduce front- and rear-end collisions for those most vulnerable in traffic.

In many countries (excluding the United States), lane splittingii and filteringiii are normal practices for motorcyclists. Particularly in the highly urbanized areas of Europe and Asia, motorcycle and scooter operators are expected to pass between conventional vehicles and filter (advance) to the front of the group.

Recent events in the U.S. have renewed motorcyclists’ interest in lane splitting. Therefore, the AMA has prepared this position statement to aid in understanding this issue and assist motorcyclists in deciding whether to support efforts to permit lane splitting in their state.

One of the recommendations in the National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety (NAMS)2 is: “Study the safety implications of lane splitting.” In support of this recommendation, the report states:

“A motorcycle’s narrow width can allow it to pass between lanes of stopped or slow-moving cars on roadways where the lanes are wide enough to offer an adequate gap. This option can provide an escape route for motorcyclists who would otherwise be trapped or struck from behind. There is evidence (Hurt, 1981) that traveling between lanes of stopped or slow-moving cars (i.e., lane splitting) on multiple-lane roads (such as interstate highways) slightly reduces crash frequency compared with staying within the lane and moving with other traffic.

“Although lane splitting is allowed in just a few areas of the United States, notably California, it appears to be worthy of further study because it offers a means of reducing congestion in addition to possible safety benefits. It is widely used in many other countries.”

In a statement issued by the Motorcycle Industry Council in 20113, the trade group states: “In full consideration of the risks and benefits of lane splitting, the Motorcycle Industry Council supports state laws that allow lane splitting under reasonable restrictions.”
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Saw it on FB as well. Makes me wonder though, how big of a role will the AMA have in legalizing lane splitting throughout the USA? Either way, glad they're on our side now.
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Impossible to say, but a handful of our state legislators are friendly to the idea. Maybe the AMA can push them to move forward and get a bill out of committee.
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so has anyone really got a ticket for splitting? iv been riding daily for years and have never seen anyone else do it. I didn't realize so many of us actually did.
Iv only split a few times (successfully) but Im tired of getting tickets and don't like pushing my luck anymore than I have to, but if its something I can get away with, I might push it a little farther.
Im always worried that a cop is gunna see me at the front of light in-between lanes and give me ...
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so has anyone really got a ticket for splitting? iv been riding daily for years and have never seen anyone else do it. I didn't realize so many of us actually did.
Iv only split a few times (successfully) but Im tired of getting tickets and don't like pushing my luck anymore than I have to, but if its something I can get away with, I might push it a little farther.
Im always worried that a cop is gunna see me at the front of light in-between lanes and give me ...
Yes. Several here have gotten tickets. One or two managed to get them dismissed. A few have been stopped but let go with warnings.
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I came across this vid a long time ago thought it was good.

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Don't think I've seen that one yet, it was defo a good watch
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Earlier in nov. I was driving my car and got rear ended on 45 by canino. The lady that hit me was on her phone and I thought to myself if I was riding my bike that day it wouldn't have happened because A.) would have takin the HOV or B.) would have ridin the shoulder. Don't feel comfortable lane splitting just yet cause ive only been riding for maybe a month.
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Earlier in nov. I was driving my car and got rear ended on 45 by canino. The lady that hit me was on her phone and I thought to myself if I was riding my bike that day it wouldn't have happened because A.) would have takin the HOV or B.) would have ridin the shoulder. Don't feel comfortable lane splitting just yet cause ive only been riding for maybe a month.
do those of us who do lane split a favor.....do not use the shoulder as a means of passing. The point is that bikes fit between cars gridlocked (or very slow moving traffic) and we alleviate congestion, not create another 11' or 12' lane impeding emergency vehicles or broke down vehicles. Lots of debris on them shoulders too.
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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 have a friend who visited his girlfriends (french woman) family in Orleans, France. When I told him about going on a BORC ride that with a Frenchman. His reply was "Those crazy Frenchman". It seems that while he was in France and going into the south of Paris. A group of sportbikes came thru the traffic as they were getting into traffic at the outskirts of Paris. He said that they scared the out of him when they flew by so fast and were gone before he knew what had just happened.
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