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Old 02-10-2009, 01:16 PM   #61
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Bump! IT'S IN THE LEGISLATURE!
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i'd like to see amended:
1. mph < 35 mph
2. Filtering to a stop light specifically mentioned to avoid any ambiguity.
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i'd like to see amended:
1. mph < 35 mph
2. Filtering to a stop light specifically mentioned to avoid any ambiguity.
Could you clarify?

As I read it... as long as traffic is moving less than 21 mph and your not within a school or a 20mph or less speed zone then you can split lanes provided..

your wearing a helmet and on a multi-lane road, not exceeding 5mph over the speed of the vehicles around you.


This would allow you to filter to the line at most stoplights & get through most traffic jams etc.
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Could you clarify?

As I read it... as long as traffic is moving less than 21 mph and your not within a school or a 20mph or less speed zone then you can split lanes provided..

your wearing a helmet and on a multi-lane road, not exceeding 5mph over the speed of the vehicles around you.


This would allow you to filter to the line at most stoplights & get through most traffic jams etc.
I know the ability to interpret it this way. But if traffic isn't "traveling" since at a red light... then its kind of a ticket possibility. I want 100% clarity on that, since it is one of the major areas you open yourself up to from drivers w/rage. A splitter is hard to get, they are moving away. Someone at the light sitting still... that's another story.

I'll take it as it is though, and let modifications be done down the road by the courts or amendments. I just want SOMETHING making headway. Texas would be the first to officially legalize it by doing this in the US. CA is implied. This would be a MAJOR breakthrough for getting other states in on it, and more people might ride. I know that my commute sucks in hot weather when traffic backs up. I'd deal with the 100 degree long term if I could split through instead of sit and burn. :-)

Regarding speed. I prefer CA's "reasonable speed". I don't want to watch my speedometer when splitting and get a ticket cause I did it at 30 mph. If you ever consistently splitted, I did for a while, then you'll find that you "filter" and "morph" through traffic patterns. Speed varies constantly, so its hard to say a "set" speed, but rather "safe and prudent." I'd rather have that personally. But this again is just for arguments sake. I'll take any splitting over none. BUT PLEASE make it applicable to HOV? Anyone else every split on the HOV, and avoided burning up as a result? :-) (not that I ever have.........)

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"I know the ability to interpret it this way. But if traffic isn't "traveling" since at a red light... then its kind of a ticket possibility. I want 100% clarity on that, since it is one of the major areas you open yourself up to from drivers w/rage. A splitter is hard to get, they are moving away. Someone at the light sitting still... that's another story. "

Then it's a dead stop and your limited to approx 5 mph. I'd imagine it'd be darn hard to tag you with anything but maybe a laser at that point to check your speed.
The bill doesn't state traffic has to be moving, it only puts an upper limit range for speed ranges to do it within, and documents the areas it's not allowed within (Ie: School zones and posted zones of 20mph or less).

'reasonable speed' I think would lend to more problems than less... rider vs leo vs judge/jury in regards to what is 'reasonable'.
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Current status: referred to committee (this can't be good.....??)
Well, we know who to email??? Anyone have time to list up all their emails?

Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security (C640) Clerk: Kelsey Erickson
Legislature: 81(R) - 2009 Phone: (512) 463-0067
Appointment Date: 1/30/2009 Room: SHB 445


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Chair: Sen. John Carona
Vice Chair: Sen. Kirk Watson
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Current status: referred to committee (this can't be good.....??)
Well, we know who to email??? Anyone have time to list up all their emails?

Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security (C640) Clerk: Kelsey Erickson
Legislature: 81(R) - 2009 Phone: (512) 463-0067
Appointment Date: 1/30/2009 Room: SHB 445


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Chair: Sen. John Carona
Vice Chair: Sen. Kirk Watson
Members: Sen. Wendy Davis
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Sen. Joan Huffman
Sen. Robert Nichols
Sen. Florence Shapiro
Sen. Eliot Shapleigh
Sen. Jeff Wentworth
Go to the site where the bill is hosted and it lists the steps/process...
just as an FYI...

the 'chair' just happens to have the same surname as the person who submitted the bill. So that may be a GOOD thing. :-)
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the 'chair' just happens to have the same surname as the person who submitted the bill. So that may be a GOOD thing. :-)
Good point! I know its standard for review, but last time it died in committee, so I guess I worded myself wrong. I didn't even notice the issue about who submitted and who is chairing. Great point. I'm saying we need to have the emails here to paste so we can all email the group each and advise we support it. Can't hurt to let them have some feedback. They must have some stanard.... joe.blah@house.tx.gov etc.

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Good point! I know its standard for review, but last time it died in committee, so I guess I worded myself wrong. I didn't even notice the issue about who submitted and who is chairing. Great point. I'm saying we need to have the emails here to paste so we can all email the group each and advise we support it. Can't hurt to let them have some feedback. They must have some stanard.... joe.blah@house.tx.gov etc.

Thanks!
noticed that it was forward to the comitee for transportation and homeland security... of which is appears Corona is part of. Tried to google him to see if there was anything in regards to him and motorcycles... not much, but there was something in one of his pages in regards to M/C awareness month.
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Bump. Anyone email the committee members or get a list of their emails? I'd like to followup with them as a group if you can find a "group" email for them... or help me (i'm a little to lazy) to find all of their individual emails and email at the same time.
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Bump. Anyone email the committee members or get a list of their emails? I'd like to followup with them as a group if you can find a "group" email for them... or help me (i'm a little to lazy) to find all of their individual emails and email at the same time.
Sen. John Carona
Vice Chair: Sen. Kirk Watson
Members: Sen. Kim Brimer
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Sen. Florence Shapiro
Sen. Eliot Shapleigh
Sen. Jeff Wentworth
Sen. Tommy Williams

Def write Corona at least.. as of right now there is only 1 'meeting' showing in march for Transportation/Homeland security.. and sb 506 is not listed for review in it.
Don't know how often these guys 'meet', but it'd suck for this thing to die in comittee again.
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That isn't the government's site thought, just a general site? I don't think that generates an email or anything they review.
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That isn't the government's site thought, just a general site? I don't think that generates an email or anything they review.
Does it really matter? Its a public site, open to commentary.
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Does it really matter? Its a public site, open to commentary.
Plenty of commentary anywhere. I'm interested in contacting the rep's directly... not general browsers. Don't get me wrong, good link, just not what I'm looking for. I'll have to figure out their email scheme and get their contact info
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Plenty of commentary anywhere. I'm interested in contacting the rep's directly... not general browsers. Don't get me wrong, good link, just not what I'm looking for. I'll have to figure out their email scheme and get their contact info
Let me rephrase, a non-mc related site... gov't owned, no. A resource/site for people to look up various bills legislators etc.

Take the list of names I posted, google them...and you should be able to find their individual pages.

Ie: http://www.senate.state.tx.us/75r/Se...t16/dist16.htm
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