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Old 11-26-2014, 12:40 PM   #41
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Ive saved months of my life lane splitting. Soon it will be years
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:17 PM   #42
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just as long as i dont see you on a camera, stealing chips or cigarillos, pushing away the man whose trying to stop you from doing a crime, and then seeing you gunned down on the street for being a "good kid" by an officer. You have my permission to keep lane splitting, thats all on you.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:24 PM   #43
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I think it has to do with the American way of thinking, "If I can't do it, then he can't." Also, Texas drivers are some of the most entitled drivers around.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:36 PM   #44
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so should they legalize lane splitting
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:45 PM   #45
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Ive saved months of my life lane splitting. Soon it will be years
Splitting lanes on a scooter is one thing, they probably think it some nice young thing(well aren't they surprised). Splitting on a sport bike changes the game.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:45 PM   #46
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"You're doing something that is in a gray area of legality so if someone decides they want to kill you then that's your fault"

What?
I never said it was their fault. It would still be the drivers fault and he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Im just saying you are doing something that you know irritates people, and know full and well what dumb drivers do when they get off. Legal or not, if you lane split you are taking a risk of some idiot killing you. I don't do it for that very reason, and guess what I wont ever be killed splitting lanes. You know why? Because I don't think the risk is worth the reward. So if YOU decide to do it and YOU get run over don't expect me to feel all that sorry for you. And when I say you I don't mean you personally, but anyone who makes the decision.
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Old 11-26-2014, 01:46 PM   #47
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so should they legalize lane splitting
legal or not, makes really no difference. The mindset remains the same.
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Old 11-26-2014, 02:05 PM   #48
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I think you are missing the point. People get angry because rider does not give a f^% about the others. In other words:

I come in to work every morning on I-10 and you know where I-10 meets 45 going into downtows, trafic gets crazy and you have different lanes, mainly the one on the left moves super quick as it turns into 45N while the one lane next to the right is bumper to bumper as people stay for miles forming a line to get into busy 45S to go downtown.

And then you see the cars flying by on your left to then cut someone out before it is too late and you realize then why that lane moves so slow.

I get angry most times to motorcycle rides who split lanes while moving for the same reason, as when they finaly cut someone off, the lane I am on goes to full stop.

I do not get angry if you are moving to the front of the light when we are all standing as I know as soon as the light goes green off you go and trafic flows as always.

Hope you see my point.
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legal or not, makes really no difference. The mindset remains the same.
oh yeah true, but at least if someone does something it'll help you out in a insurance claim or ticket.
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I think Lane Spitting should be illegal. Especially with ebola an all. At traffic lights you see these guys open their car doors and just launch a snot rocket or hock up a loogie right there in the lane. AND THEN MY TIRES GOTTA ROLL THROUGH THEIR EBOLA SLIMER????? For the sake of the collective good, some rights gotta be taken away.

It's not at all fair to us riders with full face helmets. If cagers can open a window and blow gack on the freeway - then we should be able to also. We can't even sneeze. Cagers shouldn't have windows that roll down.

There should be a law to make it more fair. NO LANE SPITTING!!! And stricter gum laws. it's so easy to get, anyone can have gum these days. There's just way too much gum out there on the street is crazy. There has to be some way to stop criminals from getting gum any where they want. We just GOTTA get the gum off the streets. Sometimes yer just out in the park with the kiddies. Next thing ya know one of them has gum. And they they tell you the just found it laying on the ground or under a bench or something.

Fkucing gum totin republicans..........
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I think it has been shown statistically that lane splitting improves flow of trafic. So when I lane split, I think of it as helping myself and helping the other cars as well.
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I get angry most times to motorcycle rides who split lanes while moving for the same reason, as when they finaly cut someone off, the lane I am on goes to full stop.
they are doing it wrong.
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People move to or live in a big city known for traffic problems then get mad or are surprised when they get stuck it traffic. It doesn't matter if other people are cheating or cutting. That is what life in the big city is about these days. There is no excuse taking law in your hands.

I used to question the logic of open carry but I sometimes wonder if it would make sense to open carry while riding. Would that make a potential road aggressor think twice?
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I get angry most times to motorcycle rides who split lanes while moving for the same reason, as when they finaly cut someone off, the lane I am on goes to full stop.

I do not get angry if you are moving to the front of the light when we are all standing as I know as soon as the light goes green off you go and trafic flows as always.

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they are doing it wrong.
That was my thought exactly. Glad someone mentioned it.

Traffic laws are in place for safety. There is no morality to dictate how fast one should be moving on an open roadway, unlike whether or not you should go around killing people, taking things that don't belong to you, etc. These are laws made up (supposedly) in the best interest of public safety. If that law is not best-serving the safety of the public, then it should be changed, or at least outright ignored. I'll do my part by ignoring it.

Just like Tard_Graphics's scenario, I will run a light if running the light will keep me safe in that scenario, and in fact many states make it legal to do so on a motorcycle when the signal does not respond to the presence of your vehicle. (Just like lane splitting, Texas does not allow it.) I also go over the speed limit when going as slow as the speed limit means that 80% of traffic will be passing me. (OK, that's WAY too conservative, I usually pace to keep myself in the top 5-10% fastest moving vehicles on the highway.)

Statistics show I'm at a much higher risk of being injured in a rear-end collision than when splitting, so given the choice, I'm going to split when I deem it safe. For me, that's when both lanes are stopped (no where for people to jump across the line in front of me) and with me moving at around 5-10 mph. Do people get ? Sure. But, as long as I'm keeping myself safe and statistically actually improving the flow of traffic, I'll take a "cussing" page from the R6S owner and say:
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I personally don't lane split unless its hot outside and I feel like im going to have heat stroke or pass out. that's about it. if im on a motard, screw lane splitting. ill take the grass where the asshats cant chase me
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Traffic laws are in place for safety. There is no morality to dictate how fast one should be moving on an open roadway, unlike whether or not you should go around killing people, taking things that don't belong to you, etc. These are laws made up (supposedly) in the best interest of public safety. If that law is not best-serving the safety of the public, then it should be changed, or at least outright ignored. I'll do my part by ignoring it.

Just like Tard_Graphics's scenario, I will run a light if running the light will keep me safe in that scenario, and in fact many states make it legal to do so on a motorcycle when the signal does not respond to the presence of your vehicle. (Just like lane splitting, Texas does not allow it.) I also go over the speed limit when going as slow as the speed limit means that 80% of traffic will be passing me. (OK, that's WAY too conservative, I usually pace to keep myself in the top 5-10% fastest moving vehicles on the highway.)
Sometimes Gae has a point. Sometimes you can't see it because he's wearing a helmet.
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because they are , just like the riders who also think you should not split
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