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Old 08-09-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Lane Spliting vs Speed Limit Increase for Bikes

Just wondering what law you would really really REALLY like to see happen.
Think about it a minute - If we really had a possibility to actually change either, which would you LIKE to see?

Legalized lane spliting:
Not allowed on Freeways unless average traffice is 20 mph or less, or any road with a posted speed of 40 mph or higher
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Not to exceed 5 mph in stopped traffic. (such as a traffic light or
rubberneckers stopping traffic on a multilane access road.)
No shoulder riding.

Increased speed for motorcycles to 25 mph above posted on Freeways:
Only of 6 lanes or more. (reckless riding including traffic threading, stunts,
lane splitting, etc still enorced)

What brings this up or me is that I have an 18 mile ride in on a brand new stretch of road. Smooth, wide, and at 7:00am there's barely anyone on it. First thing I do is wheelie up the ramp and I'm doing tripples when I finally hit the main. The only reason I need to slow down is kuz I'm looking for Mr. Bue Lights. I could easily ride tripples all the way to work and about half the days I could reach it several times on the way home. But I could care less about lane splitting. Too dangerous and makes cagers acually WANNA do something evil when they see ya comin. I've had too many people make a change in front of me without signals or anything - - then they don't even make it fully into the next lane anyway and I just get .

I'm just sayin- I pefer the speed. What were bikes made for anyway??? SPEED???? or playing thread the needle at 5 mph?
Faster Faster until the thrill of speed over takes the fear of death.
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Old 08-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #2
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Honest, neither.

Both are too hard to enforce, and you and I both know that we will abuse the of either law.

Here is the law that I really want to see

All at fault accidents that cause the death of a motorcyclist should be mandatory vehicular manslaughter.

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yeah, becuase cars dont see bikes well enough at the speed limit you want to decrease the riders room for error and make it harder for cars to see bikes that could become a collision hazard. I say make it harder because if a car checks the mirror and you are doing 5 over, they may change lanes while you are still about where they remember you... increase that to 25 over and by the time they change lanes because they thought you were way back there, you end up right beside them
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Somehow you think bikers are better "drivers" then cagers, so they should be allowed to travel faster, lol

Ill pick lane splitting
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Lane splitting. That makes a trip go by faster than a higher speed limit.
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I'm just saying that in the morning there are 15 cars that I see on my way to work in that 18 mile stretch . There's PLENTY of time and room as I approach them for me to get out of their zone of cell-phone-induced-brain-dead-hypnotic-not caring that they're even on the road-oblivious-to-other-vehicles-trance, that I'll be long gone before they do something a normal (stoopit) cager does.
Fast is fun - lane spliting is still HOT AS in this weather. I don't see the gain unless the rules I mentioned above are in place.
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Lane splitting. That makes a trip go by faster than a higher speed limit.
I don't want a trip to go by faster. I want the bike to go faster on a trip!
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Every driver should be required to do a track day and hit a certain lap time.

Tired of driver getting on the freeway all scared and . They aggravate the people behind them and someone doing the speed limit will smash into the back of them.
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Somehow you think bikers are better "drivers" then cagers, so they should be allowed to travel faster, lol

Ill pick lane splitting

You "assume" that's what I think- so I hafta assume you are a mind reader.
You know what happens when you assume something, don't you?

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split speed limits are a clusterfuck from .

Think about it, lets do big rigs at 55, cars at 65, bikes at 85.

Not too bright of an idea.

Lane splitting/filtering should be legal. No stupid "if" clauses.
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LAne split...its hot out.
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I don't want a trip to go by faster. I want the bike to go faster on a trip!
That's fine but I don't want to be stuck behind some other car at a light.
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Lane splitting/sharing has been proven to be safer and reduce congestion on roads hence why every other country allows it.
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You "assume" that's what I think- so I hafta assume you are a mind reader.
You know what happens when you assume something, don't you?

You make A- SSU - outa -ME
By implying that all bikers should be allowed to travel at a higher rate, not alot to assume.

Believe it or not, most bikers are average skill wise, obviously if you're on this site "your "skills are on par w Rossi
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Every driver should be required to do a track day and hit a certain lap time.

Tired of driver getting on the freeway all scared and . They aggravate the people behind them and someone doing the speed limit will smash into the back of them.
hahah true
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Honest, neither.

Both are too hard to enforce, and you and I both know that we will abuse the of either law.

Here is the law that I really want to see

All at fault accidents that cause the death of a motorcyclist should be mandatory vehicular manslaughter.

my 2 cents
Your 2 cents sucks, putting people in prison because they get into a wreck with a motorcycle? Any accident on the road can be avoided if people are driving correctly. But people dont, they make a quick mirror check and dont see the motorcycle in their blind spot and they deserve to go to prison? I dont think you should be on a motorcycle if you feel that way. And why do you think this should only apply to motorcyclists? People die in cars as well..
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I expressed this idea (though non-realistic) as a matter of my taste for riding. There are so many times that I wish I could go faster than 60 or 65 when there's abosolutely no reason I can't do it safely - - but I can't because Popo will get me.

My son was coming home on the Galveston freeway at 1:00 AM. Only about 2 cars on the raod. Speedlimit is 65. Got pulled over for 74. Now he has to take that online idiotic driver safety course. And if you've ever taken it you know how farging stoopit the questions are and they do nothing to educate drivers. It's purely a way for them to make a hundred bucks and punish the driver.

My preference would be to be able to legally go 80, 90, 95. Who can resist taking the NASA bypass exit or entrance ramp at 100? Either way, if there's no trafic - -C YA !! zooooom.

Seems like the majority would rather be stuck riding the 610 at 60 (the actual posted speed) at midnight vs 85 (which all you dirty rotton scoundrel bikers do in broad daylight anyway) and take lane spliting. Really? I'd rather legally go 95 on I10 west than get to pass 20 cars at a traffic light.

Just asking for opinions. I'm a little surprised. And of course, yes ya GOTTA use yer brains when you plan on going a little faster.
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