Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest' started by Diva, Mar 15, 2017.
The only difference is that people are used to it there.
I completely agree with you.
And to everyone in this thread, I'm all for being able to legally lane split.
I also think everyone in this conversasion is a competant rider aware of the risks.
I just think accidents will soar, along with tickets, insurance rates, fatalities, and the genersl public's and government's dislike of motorcycles.
Which in turn could easily lead to changes in laws that all of us would hate.
Me, I don't belive in helmet laws...but I always wear one.
Look at me, soundin all grown up and responsible, lol.
Now I'm ashamed, I'm leavin.
I am with Boomer 07 andSixpack here. Not sure I would do it as traffic is nonexistent here in BFE, but any time the argument is for more or less laws I am for less (within reason of course).
I am also a person that will support no helmet laws while wearing my helmet. Just because you are allowed to split traffic air ride without a helmet doesn't mean you have to.
Lane splitting is great if you're cautious and follow the unwritten rules(no more than 10 mph faster than other traffic,etc.),I've been doing it for 22 years and can honestly say I've never really even had a close call.The only people I ever hear about having issues with it are the dumb asses(usually punk kids on their first bikes who fly between slow or non-moving traffic at 50-60 mph),other than that is reported to be safer than just sitting in traffic and getting ass ended by some idiot playing on his damned cell phone.It may only save someone 5 minutes if they're living in a low populated area which still has 2 lane highways,but in CA during a rush hour can turn a 3 hour car commute into a 1 hour bike ride(and cagers out here are used to it,90% of the time moving further out of their way than necessary to let you through).Best to just follow the motorcycle cops whenever you get the chance as every one of them also split lanes.
Educating the car drivers?really?most prove Darwin's theory of total ignorance and stupidity and have no place near a car let alone drive one
I hear ya Mike,1/2 of the bastids out here shouldn't even be allowed to have a drivers license.
Theory here was bro that you got your licence in a weetbix (cereal) carton
Same here brother,we just use the cereal "Post Toasties".
About 4 years ago,Sanitarium came out with a disclaimer saying "we have not or do not give away drivers licenses in any if our products ".