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Share Your Thoughts: Is motorcycle lane splitting dangerous?

Posted: August 29, 2016 by Today's Trucking Staff

SACREMENTO, CALIF. – Many jurisdictions in Canada and the U.S. have murky laws pertaining to what’s known as lane splitting or lane filtering. This is when a motorcycle rides along the road’s painted stripes in between vehicles stuck in traffic.

Last week, California became the first state in the U.S. to declare lane splitting as officially legal. Previously, the state said that it did not recommend nor forbid the action.

A 2014 University of California, Berkeley study found the practice of lane splitting helps to reduce congestion and keep roads safer.

While many parts of Canada do not have a specific traffic law for lane splitting, motorcyclists often risk being charged with offences such as careless driving.

What do you think? Does lane splitting endanger other drivers on the road? Send your thoughts to dave@newcom.ca 

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