- Apr 7, 2012
- Reaction score
It was my understanding that "lane splitting" referred to riding in between lanes when cars are moving. "Lane filtering" was the term that I understood referred to the act of filtering-forward at a red-light or other condition when traffic is stopped. If the distinction isn't that clear, I believe it should be. I am not too impressed with lane splitting, but I am completely for lane filtering (following the definition I've given above).Lane splitting means to move between 2 lanes while moving or while in a traffic slowdown or jamm.
I believe CA is the only state where it is explicitly allowed, I think there are a few other states where it is not explicitly forbidden, where you may get cited for "reckless driving" or under some other law, or it may be given a blind eye by police officer who don't have a clear law stating that it is not allowed.I believe California is the only state lane splitting is legal... All other states, no!
You can be ticketed in CA for lane splitting at high speed. Whether it's ever happened outside of an accident occurring, I don't know.I live in California where lane splitting is legal
I do lane split when traffic is less than 31 mph, but I will analyze how wide the lane before I commit.
I see so many young riders lane split at 60 mph+ and weave through traffic I sometimes feel that California needs to revise the law a little bit.
That's just my personal take on this. I know other riders in California will probably hate me for saying this.