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    Lane Splitting - Good Or Bad - What Do You Think?

    A wreck from lane splitting on this one. Wreckless driving is really what this guy is doing, not properly lane splitting at all. He pays for it.

    https://autos.yahoo.com/news/watch-l...193051080.html

    Motorcycle lane splitting will change your life, not end it.

    What do you think?
    Do you lane split?

    I have before, but don't live in California at the moment. If the traffic is moving at 25 or more miles an hour, I would stay in the lane; stopped or slow, I will lane split.
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    I do not.

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    What do you think? I think that the guy in the video was going much faster than is generally recommended for safe lane sharing and did not allow a sufficient time/space cushion to react when the car ahead of him changed lanes.

    Do you lane split? Very, very rarely and only when the traffic is either completely stopped or barely crawling along.
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    Yeah, he sure wasn't driving with any sense.
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    NO-NO-NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!! Never have and never will... OMM.
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    Lane splitting, great time saver and if you follow the guidelines safe enough.
    Anytime I ride in traffic I'll split lanes. I believe when stopping at lights moving up
    to the front will keep some clown on da phone from whacking you from behind.
    Reckless lane splitting at speed? I leave that to immortals, death dreamers and fools.
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    I am used to lane seeing splitting in California and other countries. In low speed congested traffic situations it seems like a reasonable use of more of the roadway. It is just one of the greater rewards that come along with the greater risks of motorcycling. Having said that it I'll admit it is not something I do.
    Car and truck drivers need a little experience to reduce risks to cyclists. For many american drivers being surprised by an upcoming lane splitter causes brain fade akin to their first encounter with a traffic circle. In other counties metropolises moto-boy deliveries and lane splitting commuters are so very common that drivers quickly learn to keep arms inside their vehicles during rush hour(s). At least I did..
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    I lanesplitted once in NY when the traffic wasn't moving. When i got to the front, the guy in the pickup truck next to me didn't approve and floored his truck when the light turned green.

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    Posted this yesterday on Facebook with appropriate comments...this guy was an idiot, the fool following him with camera on, was as well, an idiot....after I retired from Environmental Health work and delivered RV/Motorhomes for a few years...I got to watch these fools and the stupid Mexifornia Law that allows them to do it on the I 5 and other super highways during morning rush hour....didn't like what I saw then, and still don't. Just another example how some people can't handle "freedom" and abuse what they are given.

    Here in Ohio recently they increased the speed limit back up to 70 on the Interstate Systems...so instead of the fools driving 75-80, now you see them heading down I-75 between Wapak and Dayton, cruising at 85 or more while texting and yapping on the phone....Gawd Damn Fools they all are, and I'm sure not some old blue hair puttering along at 55 on the Interstate....
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    The only time I lane split was with two motor officers when traffic stopped on the beltway.
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