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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #45 on: March 26, 2016, 07:00:03 am »
What a bunch of baloney ;)

I've lane 'split' in CA, many years ago on my first BBG ride. I was in awe that traffic pulled slightly left or right to let me go down the middle as I was riding down I-5 from Weed to Fresno. Again when I lived there for a year.

I've also lane shared with a certain Argentinian living in Munich (like five days worth of riding!), and gone to the "head of the queue" when traffic was stopped for a light/ferry gate/accident in most of EU. It's all accepted (mostly) in mainland EU, and quite normal.

The problem in the USA are the Urban Assault vehicle drivers that are lacking in certain anatomical features. They think if *they* have to be stuck in traffic, *everyone* does. They can't fathom that three lanes of traffic (one is a 'lane share' lane) is better than two.

Or... I did a legal pass on a Sport Ute a few years back. He pulled up on my arse, rolled down his window and told me he was bigger than me and could take me out in a heart beat. I told him that would look real good on his resume. He bailed and turned right, I went straight.

There's a lot of attitudes out there, laws (or petitions) won't change them. Neither will silicone or viagra.


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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #46 on: March 26, 2016, 07:22:38 am »
Jim, were you trying to say something or just in the mode for quoting?  :)
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #47 on: March 26, 2016, 04:53:29 pm »
Emphasizing a quote that really affects all of us except for where lane splitting is tolerated now...  I can make it larger and change the color if you want.
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #48 on: March 26, 2016, 09:26:08 pm »
Emphasizing a quote that really affects all of us except for where lane splitting is tolerated now...  I can make it larger and change the color if you want.

Nah, just wasn't sure if you were going to comment on that part and forgot or something.  :)
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2018, 08:50:29 am »
I'm not sure when they came out (June 2018?) but I just read them in the latest AMA magazine, the California Highway Patrol issued an updated list of
safety recommendations for lane splitting.



Nobody tell max' about the last one on page one that says....
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Help drivers see you by wearing brightly colored/reflective gear and using high beams during daylight.

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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2018, 03:22:19 pm »
Nobody tell max' about the last one on page one that says....

Well, just goes to show that some "experts" (agencies/authorities/groups/whatever) have no common sense.
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2018, 03:40:31 pm »
Well, since someone mentioned it...


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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2018, 04:14:30 pm »
Well, since someone mentioned it...

<sigh>   ::)
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2018, 04:48:30 pm »
I'm with max on the headlight thing.
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2018, 05:20:40 pm »
Oh come on...  I laugh every time I watch that video. :rotflmao:
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Re: Vote to allow lane splitting, do this NOW
« Reply #55 on: November 15, 2018, 10:10:48 pm »
Well, since someone mentioned it...

 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

I was hoping someone would do that.  :chugbeer:

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