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Old 10-29-2014, 11:35 AM   #21
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We need to do somwthing traffic is getting unreal and it's just a matter of time before the massive ticket comes.

Jae- maybe the guy was paying the toll.to use the hov and thats why he was so ?
Either way it's just stupid. Even when I didn't ride, my reaction was never anger. It was always 'man I need to get a motorcycle'...abd so I eventually did when it got worse and worse.
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We need to do somwthing traffic is getting unreal and it's just a matter of time before the massive ticket comes.

Jae- maybe the guy was paying the toll.to use the hov and thats why he was so ?
Either way it's just stupid. Even when I didn't ride, my reaction was never anger. It was always 'man I need to get a motorcycle'...abd so I eventually did when it got worse and worse.
Nope, before the HOV is divided into an isolated, raised lane there is NO option to use it as a paid "hot lane" (or whatever they're calling it) on 59, and between about 6:30am and 8am (or so, not sure when it re-opens) the isolated HOV is closed to toll riders. This is also causing a problem with traffic in the HOV on South 59 inbound, as everyone like to jump over the double white line into the HOV while traffic is moving, and then has to get out again as they realize it's closed to toll vehicles when they get to the divided lane entrance.

A few times a week, starting around 7:15 or so, they seem to have Metro motorcycle cops actually pulling people over around the transit center ramps for violations, but unfortunately this just makes HOV traffic slow to a crawl as they check each vehicle going past.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:34 PM   #23
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Lane splitting is a suicide mission in houston. I have lights a siren and the power of then pen and would rather ride the shoulders anyday than split a lane.
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We need to do somwthing traffic is getting unreal and it's just a matter of time before the massive ticket comes.

Jae- maybe the guy was paying the toll.to use the hov and thats why he was so ?
Either way it's just stupid. Even when I didn't ride, my reaction was never anger. It was always 'man I need to get a motorcycle'...abd so I eventually did when it got worse and worse.
My thoughts exactly too.
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A few times a week, starting around 7:15 or so, they seem to have Metro motorcycle cops actually pulling people over around the transit center ramps for violations, but unfortunately this just makes HOV traffic slow to a crawl as they check each vehicle going past.
I see them often too over at the hillcroft transit center off ramp.

Galleria area is always a crapshoot when I spilt there.
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Lane splitting is a suicide mission in houston. I have lights a siren and the power of then pen and would rather ride the shoulders anyday than split a lane.
When I first started riding street I thought lane splitting was riding the shoulder , had only seen people ride shoulder when I was caging and never had a rider pass me splitting.

Wasn't till I saw a post on MH about people riding shoulders that I realized lane splitting was between the cars , been splitting the proper way ever since lol.

Last week in 45 gridlock was actually the first time I've had a rider pass me splitting.
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Lane splitting is a suicide mission in houston. I have lights a siren and the power of then pen and would rather ride the shoulders anyday than split a lane.
I'd say the same thing if I was on a police cruiser outfitted with bags and stuff. I do it everytime I commute to work without incident. I'm also not doing it at 60+ mph....only when it is approriate. In fact, I actually think lane splitters cause cagers to get their noses out of their phones (half of them are not texting, just reading facebook or MH or whatever) and pay attention after they get buzzed by and had no clue a biker was even in the vicinity. It's safer than sitting and waiting for one of those idiots to rear end you.
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I used to become irritated when passed by a splitter. I'd give 'em the bird while they passed but never tried to stop one with my car or door. Now I realize my only real issue with them was the fact that we'd be at a dead stop and they'd zip by going 40+ easy, which is far too fast. If I had been passed by guys going 10-20mph, I would not have been so offended. I think the main problem is that the public opinion is formed by these speed-racer idiots.
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Lane splitting is a suicide mission in houston. I have lights a siren and the power of then pen and would rather ride the shoulders anyday than split a lane.
One time at band camp, me and a motocop were stuck in front of a dead stopped train on 529. I looked over and said "there has to be a way"

He said "follow me"

He turned on his lights "reverse split traffic" got to the right lane, split that traffic, right on jones, split that and said goodbye at 290.

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One time at band camp, me and a motocop were stuck in front of a dead stopped train on 529. I looked over and said "there has to be a way"

He said "follow me"

He turned on his lights "reverse split traffic" got to the right lane, split that traffic, right on jones, split that and said goodbye at 290.

Probably my most memorable group ride!
Cool story. Too bad we don't get to lanesplit behind a motocop every day.

If I ever live in Calif again, sure, I'll get with the program and do what the locals do.

Here... it's illegal, period. And no, I'm no saint behind the wheel or on a bike. And yes, I do occasionally infringe upon traffic regulations... when it is safe to do so. Very seldom around these parts do I get the feeling that it is safe to lane split.
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Cool story. Too bad we don't get to lanesplit behind a motocop every day.

If I ever live in Calif again, sure, I'll get with the program and do what the locals do.

Here... it's illegal, period. And no, I'm no saint behind the wheel or on a bike. And yes, I do occasionally infringe upon traffic regulations... when it is safe to do so. Very seldom around these parts do I get the feeling that it is safe to lane split.
Don't traffic regulations define safe limits of operation? Infringing upon regulations is, by its very nature, operating unsafely. I think your post negates a lot of your comments in this thread.
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Don't traffic regulations define safe limits of operation? Infringing upon regulations is, by its very nature, operating unsafely. I think your post negates a lot of your comments in this thread.
I'd say traffic regulations define what are thought to be safe limits for the lowest common denominator. That means they're in place for the dumbest people, the most poorly performing vehicles, or combination of both. If it's safe for an old man with poor vision and reaction time to drive an old car with drum brakes to go 20mph on a residential road, why is it not safe for me to go 21mph with my youth, good vision, and performance car?
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I'd say traffic regulations define what are thought to be safe limits for the lowest common denominator. That means they're in place for the dumbest people, the most poorly performing vehicles, or combination of both. If it's safe for an old man with poor vision and reaction time to drive an old car with drum brakes to go 20mph on a residential road, why is it not safe for me to go 21mph with my youth, good vision, and performance car?
Without a doubt, but that argument doesn't hold up very well in court.
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Without a doubt, but that argument doesn't hold up very well in court.
It was acknowledged that we occasionally operate outside of the limits of traffic regulations, but it was also asserted that when done in a responsible way it can still be safe, with which you agreed. No one said it would hold up in court.
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Here... it's illegal, period.
This was the reason for my comment. To say you won't do one thing because it's illegal, then to say you perform other illegal activities when it's safe to do so is a tad hypocritical.
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I used to become irritated when passed by a splitter. I'd give 'em the bird while they passed but never tried to stop one with my car or door. Now I realize my only real issue with them was the fact that we'd be at a dead stop and they'd zip by going 40+ easy, which is far too fast. If I had been passed by guys going 10-20mph, I would not have been so offended. I think the main problem is that the public opinion is formed by these speed-racer idiots.
Not to single you out, but this is the problem.

WHY would it offend you? I just dont understand. It is not like he/she cut in front of you at Walmart or the bank.

Could you help me understand your mentality?
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Not to single you out, but this is the problem.

WHY would it offend you? I just dont understand. It is not like he/she cut in front of you at Walmart or the bank.

Could you help me understand your mentality?
It seemed unsafe to me to be passed with a 40mph speed difference between the motorcycle and my car. It has nothing to do with the "hey, that guy is cutting in line!" mentality and everything to do with the fact that a motorcycle just zipped by with inches of clearance between us. It's the same reason I get offended when people are 6 inches off my bumper on the freeway.
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Cool story. Too bad we don't get to lanesplit behind a motocop every day.

If I ever live in Calif again, sure, I'll get with the program and do what the locals do.

Here... it's illegal, period. And no, I'm no saint behind the wheel or on a bike. And yes, I do occasionally infringe upon traffic regulations... when it is safe to do so. Very seldom around these parts do I get the feeling that it is safe to lane split.
Proof?
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he can't find proof because it there is no law against it
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