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Lane Splitting: A Motorcycle Riders Right to Self Defense?

For motorcycle riders, lane splitting (the practice of riding between two lanes of traffic going in the same direction) opens up a whole new safety zone, fraught with a whole new set of hazards. A way of life in Europe and Asia splitting lanes is just the way it is, providing welcome relief to congested traffic centers around the world.

Motorcycle Riders Lane Splitting in California

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In the U.S. the only state where lane splitting is legal is California, and then only if done in a “safe and prudent” manner. Still, in a recent survey only 53% of drivers realized the practice was legal, indicating a lack of awareness that may contribute to some hostility towards motorcycle riders on their part.

 

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