This is Important

There is so much to be said on the topic of Lane Sharing (or Lane Splitting or Filtering) that it’s hard to know where to start. The fact that most of the world allows it and the USA doesn’t is just another example of how differently motorcycles are perceived here vs. most of the rest of the world. Toys and not real and legitimate modes of transport.

This is something that I would like to change and given how bad traffic congestion is in our major cities it needs to change. I do think this Petition is a good step. It’s working to make Lane Sharing legal in all Fifty States.  Check it out, and sign it, if you’re on the fence maybe you should look at this latest study from UC Berkeley.

Not the most fun way to get home.

Not the most fun way to get home.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-motorcycle-lane-sharing-all-public-roads/qP86QbjN

http://www.ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2012/doc/2012_MC_Lane_Splitting_Survey.pdf

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About MotoCynic

I started riding motorcycles in 2006, and there is no going back. I've ridden more than 100,000 miles, most of it on a Ducati Monster, and despite setbacks and murderous BMW's I'm loving every mile.
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One Response to This is Important

  1. It’s been illegal over here as well until recently when NSW made it legal. QLD is set to follow in February and the ACT is doing a 2 year (?!) trial.

    Some states and territories are still resisting, but the push is to make it uniform AU wide (along with helmet laws)

    Can’t wait till February. Should cut about 25 minutes off my daily commute 🙂

    Hope you get a similar result. Good luck

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