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#1 I filter frequently in heavy traffic (WHEN ITS STOPPED) 45 54.88%
#1 I never filter 32 39.02%
#2 I have been pulled over for filtering and it wasn't good! 1 1.22%
#2 No LEO's i know care, and i never get pulled over despite daily doing it. 27 32.93%
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Old 04-02-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Lane Filtering Usage

FIRST: This is not a debate about the cons or pros of lane filtering. Please do not post your opinion, as that has been done in previous threads. Resurrect the previous thread if you want to debate it. Admins please delete posts that start a debate!

SECONDLY, on poll choose one answer for #1, and choose one answer for #2 (allows multiple choice. Thanks)

2 questions:

1. Do you routinely lane filter on a DAILY commute in houston.
2. Have you ever been pulled over for lane filtering (not for any other cause) and what was the consequence?

I've been thinking about it since i do it occasionally, ie train @ railroad tracks etc, so i filter up to the light to pass 1/4 mile of backed up cars and avoid the traffic afterwards.....

Again refrain from debate, start a seperate thread about a debate, just answer this question. Thanks!

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Old 04-02-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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1. No, not routinely. But I have on many occassions done it.
2. Yes, I was warned by a cop that it is not legal and safe to do, but he let me slide.

If you do it, try to do it on the shoulder and if traffic, do it slowly... have enough room to get out of the situation, if one arises.
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1. No, not routinely. But I have on many occassions done it.
2. Yes, I was warned by a cop that it is not legal and safe to do, but he let me slide.

If you do it, try to do it on the shoulder and if traffic, do it slowly... have enough room to get out of the situation, if one arises.
You think they would be more lenient on riding on shoulder vs riding between cars? I thought shoulder would be an instant light you up!
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riding on shoulder is illegal wether on bike or in car.

i filter when theres a lot of traffic. but i go about 5mph and in first gear between cars in case someone decides to be funny or a jackass and open their door.

i have passed up a cop once and he didnt pull me over nor say anything to me.
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does filtering mean in traffic or riding the emergancy lane?

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If you do it, try to do it on the shoulder and if traffic, do it slowly... have enough room to get out of the situation, if one arises.
as i've always said, thats BS. then why shouldn't i drive in the emergancy lane behind you?
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does filtering mean in traffic or riding the emergancy lane?
Filtering means riding between cars... Riding shoulder is a different matter and illegal in Cali where lane filtering is permitted....
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thanks for clarifying, cuz peep seem to think that riding on the shoulder is OK, and it really shouldn't be.
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thanks for clarifying, cuz peep seem to think that riding on the shoulder is OK, and it really shouldn't be.
Unless of course you're on a supermotard.... !!!

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You think they would be more lenient on riding on shoulder vs riding between cars? I thought shoulder would be an instant light you up!
I have usually always rode the shoulder on the highways when traffic is backed up... I usually filter on the streets as no shoulder is provided.. yeah, usually a car will pull in front of me to block me, but I ride around him on the other side... Yes, illegal and unsafe... that is why I don't always do it.
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not to sidetrack thread, but i'd rather ride on the shoulder in Texas cause it seems less likely to cause problems than lane filtering...... i would think it would be less of a ticket than filtering in between cars, where many LEO's would probably have a coniption fit if they saw that thinking DANGER! (its not that bad!, ask the Cali's) ... my guess...


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so the question is why can't i pull my big rig over and drive down the shoulder? it'll fit just like a bike, are bikers special?
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so the question is why can't i pull my big rig over and drive down the shoulder? it'll fit just like a bike, are bikers special?


Stop there, start a seperate thread to debate this. I mentioned this at the beginning and there is a HUGE list of benefits to lane filtering. A trucks completely different. Start a new thread to debate this, this is a thread about commuting and seeing who's had run ins with LEO doing this.

Please keep it on topic!

New thread welcome to debate.... but this is a survey!
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riding the shoulder is not filtering.

and considering there has been 1 post about an LEO interaction this debate is the only thing keeping this thread at the top
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riding the shoulder is not filtering.

and considering there has been 1 post about an LEO interation this debate is the only thing keeping this thread at the top
I've lost you sir, this post is 10 minutes old???? I'm asking, since its a benefit to riders, and i want to know from those who daily commute what has occured with them doing this at traffic lights with traffic at a standstill.

i'm a law abiding citizen, ATGATT, and MSFer, but i still want to know, since i'd personally rather get to the front of 1/4 mile of 1960 traffic than be stuck in the middle of everyone gunning their engines because of waiting for the train... Its not fun. I ride rain or shine and let me tell you if i filter a bit more it would make my ride a little safer and much more pleasant... WITH limits, i'm talking about filtering at pretty much stopped traffic, in texas i wouldn't do it with moving cars personally...

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I am not a "DAILY COMMUTER" but I do filter not 100% of the time but i do it
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so no one here that splits frequently has ever gotten pulled over for it?
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I filter sometimes[not always], however, I never ride on the shoulder.
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I've never pulled over for splitting lanes.

on topic enough or you?
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