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Old 08-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #61
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Ill take lane splitting all day long, and enforce the HELMET LAW. Look at it this way, lane splitting is considered when traffic is about 15 mph bellow the speed limit and you are rolling between the cars, if lane splitting is legal and someone boxes you in they are at fault, unless the law has a disclaimer of at its own risk. Splitting two cars doing triple digits is not lane splitting, it's just reckless riding and toying with death. Besides one of the reasons people buy bikes is to shorten the commute time significantly, thus lane splitting will help. Another pointer, I would much rather be allowed to split on a red light and be in the front away of any idiot that might rear end me or the car behind me and then get hit by him. I dot want to be the ham in the club sandwich, I'll rather be the fries.....right beside it, away of trouble. Now the helmet law.... That's one they should enforced.....and the stupid excuse that the state will loose support from out of state bikers during rallies because they don't want to wear helmet is childish. Buy a helmet, have it with you, and use it in the state it's mandatory, at a minimum it's just going to save your life, I haven't heard of anyone's head falling off cuz of wearing a helmet, and if you are conserned about how dorky u look with a helmet.... You probably look like one with or with out it.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:35 PM   #62
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Lane splitting sounds much better, to dam hot in traffic.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:02 PM   #63
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #64
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I rode on shoulder past 3 cops last wednesday. After 2 bikes pass me on shoulder, i joined in. I was worried, but you gota take a stand.
I used to do that too until I ended up with nails in my tires. Too much trash on the shoulder.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:52 PM   #65
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HOV Lane sounds good f your commute is mor than 30 miles one way and your route is a major highway or interstate (Hwy59, I-10, I-45).If not its completely pointless. There are other major roads that get badly congested and there is no HOV, on this roads I think lane splitting would be beneficial specially at peace hour. How many have gotten stuck on 610 south at rush hour with no were to go with the risk of being involved on a multiple car collision from an idiot that rear ends someone else..... Happens every friggin day. Or even for no reason coming back from Galveston on 45 on a Sunday afternoon cuz a truck decided to have a blow out. At a minimum ill even settle for a limited lane splitting law that allows it Mondays - Fridays souring peace Hrs, from 6am to 10am and afternoons from 3pm to 7pm.
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Keep it illegal....just like all these peeps pushing for legalization. Weigh your own risks....if you're gonna do it, be smart about it. If you're gonna do it, be ready to take the heat. I'm not much of a huge speeder on the streets these days and I save more time by filtering through under 20 mph traffic most days when I ride. that said, my choice would be lane splitting....and Ybills, you sound just like a cager who doesn't ride.... Scrap the statistics....you're mad a bike or 2 beat you home b/c they fit between cars (that's the statistic, cagers get mad bc someone else "beat" them)? Quit and buy a bike if that's the case!

I'll second that HOV lanes are useless unless you live out in BFE. I live inside the beltway at 290. work in the heights. Faster to drive and sit (but I split) in mainlanes after having to account the BS to get on and off these days.

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #67
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Keep it illegal....just like all these peeps pushing for legalization. Weigh your own risks....if you're gonna do it, be smart about it. If you're gonna do it, be ready to take the heat. I'm not much of a huge speeder on the streets these days and I save more time by filtering through under 20 mph traffic most days when I ride. that said, my choice would be lane splitting....and Ybills, you sound just like a cager who doesn't ride.... Scrap the statistics....you're mad a bike or 2 beat you home b/c they fit between cars (that's the statistic, cagers get mad bc someone else "beat" them)? Quit and buy a bike if that's the case!

I'll second that HOV lanes are useless unless you live out in BFE. I live inside the beltway at 290. work in the heights. Faster to drive and sit (but I split) in mainlanes after having to account the BS to get on and off these days.
That's not really what I said or meant at all. Why would I care if someone beat me? I also didnt say anything about statistics. I just said saying it reduces congestion is a poor excuse to try to legalize it. I dont do it but I also do'tt care that others do. You're going to have morons who speed through it if its legal or not. Your also going to have people that actually pay attention and do it somewhat safely if its legal or not. Im just saying dont argue it using the it reduces congestion arguement because its not valid. IMO ofc i work from home and have an 8 month old I put a total of 1000 miles a year on my truck so id say I drive them about equal tyvm
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If I could only have one it would definitely be a higher MC speed limit.

Even when I lived in Houston filtering was only an option during rush hour riding whereas a higher speed limit (not necessarily 20+ mph higher) could be taken advantage of all the time. It is most assuredly safer to be riding your bike 5-10 mph faster than the rest of the traffic on the roads.

Steadily overtaking cars keeps the danger more or less in front of you. I always felt like a sitting duck plodding along sticking to the speed limit - I want trouble to be in front of me not creeping up behind me.

Bikes should definitely be allowed to travel faster than cars on the highway.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:28 AM   #70
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So its invalid because...? You haven't said anything logical to that argument other than not enough rider, which is invalid.
There are no valid arguments. It's going to be " i think this, so it's right, " or, " i think you're wrong and it's this instead, so it's right. " So I tell you what, I'll let you keep hoping, and i'll just keep waiting. sound good? Fair 'nuff.
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #72
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The point is -
I like to be able to open it up when the way is clear. I'd like to go out and cruise the 610 loop at 90 after traffic dies down around midnight. I have a few sportbikes so I don't get a thrill about passing by 15 - 20 cars stopped at a light. But I do like "fast".

All the posts about logic, emissions, congestion - pbtpbtpbtpbtpbtpbt

When I'm coming over the Fred Hartman at 2:00am and there's 2 cars for the next 10 miles it would be great to crack the throttle a little more kuz it's NOT dangerous at that point and now with a little law change it's also not illegal -

**** AND I KNOW I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE POPO ATTITUDE MAN GIVING ME A TICKET*** simply because the dumbass law says I can only go 65. Now I could legally get a little closer to what the bike was made for in the first place.

Fortunately, I don't live in traffic sludge where it seem a lot of you guys do, so lane splitting does nothing for me. The question I now have is - whether you speed or lane split - how many of you have gotten tickets for lane splitting???? I've actually never heard of anyone getting a ticket for that. Anyone ever get one?
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:13 PM   #73
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Lane splitting for sure. (too hot)

Many times, the bikers get cut off by cagers simply because the bikes come on too fast. If the speed limit were to increased 25+ more than posted speed limit (say 65 + 25 = 90), odds are, we will still ride faster than 90.
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At 90 you could go at least 95 and the won't touch touch you anyway.
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http://www.change.org/petitions/83rd...or-motorcyclesdidn't read all the threads, but there actually is consideration in austin to legalize lane splitting
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