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Old 05-01-2013, 08:19 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by dudewhrsmybike View Post
Just curious..

While on a motorcycle, is it legal to pass a bicycle in the same lane in a no passing zone?

Do the bicycle race org's pay the local P.D's to direct traffic?
The same lane thing is gray area... just like lane splitting. Nothing says you CAN'T, but laws say you must operate in your own lane. There's "strong headed" people who will argue that you can lanesplit/filter... and they are the ones that would say you can. Most places have a 3foot minimum space (which is still really close when cars/motorcycles don't slow down at all) Houston/TX does not. But you're asking for trouble riding/driving close than that to bikes. You should give enough space that if a bike swerves, or tips straight over, you don't hit them. Assuming the roadway isn't extra narrow, I was happy with the right side of a vehicle being around the left tire track or center line. Don't need to cross ALL the way into the oncoming lane... though if it's open, no reason not to. Short answer... motos are fine sharing the lane, just hug the center line.

Yes, organizations have to pay P.D.... or they volunteer. Most "Races" are charity rides. You rarely see a true race on the street... those are full on lane closures, led by cop pace cars, and over very quickly... 25+mph and a few packs of bikes.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #82
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