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Hi, hopefully one of yall in sunny California can answer this. My cousin, a ex-truck driver, Seems to believe that in Cali you can swerve between cars in traffic legally. I dont believe this to be true because it is a very unsafe act. So let us know what the law is there. and
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Well i know in france, spain, and most other european countries it legal. There are states that let you lane split as well

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California is the only state that allows lane splitting (which I assume is what you are talking about). So your cuz is rite.
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California is the only state that allows lane splitting (which I assume is what you are talking about). So your cuz is rite.

i used to live in Cali, and you're right, CA does allow legal lane splitting
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I illegally lane spit in the unlikely event that I am riding in heavy traffic. I believe it is safer at low speeds in heavy traffic because it allows you to protect your rear from being rearended this is why it is legal in cali. Highspeed lane splitting is extremly dangerous thou...
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i heard the reason lane splitting is legal in cali is because back in the old days when bikes were aircooled they would overheat in traffic, cali has some of the worst traffic so thats why we can lane split here. its stuck ever since. CA is pretty bike friendly when you think about it, you don't have to wait at metering lights on a bike, traffic, you can ride in the carpool lane 24/7, and you don't have to pay for much gas on top of it all!

imagine if more people rode bikes what it would do for our nations gas demand. it would plummet! i look at so many thousands of people driving by themselves and just shake my head.
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i heard the reason lane splitting is legal in cali is because back in the old days when bikes were aircooled they would overheat in traffic, cali has some of the worst traffic so thats why we can lane split here. its stuck ever since. CA is pretty bike friendly when you think about it, you don't have to wait at metering lights on a bike, traffic, you can ride in the carpool lane 24/7, and you don't have to pay for much gas on top of it all!

imagine if more people rode bikes what it would do for our nations gas demand. it would plummet! i look at so many thousands of people driving by themselves and just shake my head.
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Theres no law against it, its just recommended not to by safety regulations

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40-6-312 (b) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. (c) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.
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Hi, hopefully one of yall in sunny California can answer this. My cousin, a ex-truck driver, Seems to believe that in Cali you can swerve between cars in traffic legally. I dont believe this to be true because it is a very unsafe act. So let us know what the law is there. and

It's illegal in California to "swerve" between cars just like it's illegal everywhere else. That's called reckless driving. It's legal to share lane (aka split lane). It's not legal to share lane in an imprudent manners such as doing 45 while everybody else do 5, or cross over the double yellow lines between carpool lane and regular lane. That's also called reckless driving.

PS There's no LAWS in California that allows for lane splitting. So I don't know why I keep hearing about all these nonsense about aircooled bikes burning up that's why they have the lane splitting law. There are laws in California that allows for lane sharing between vehicles (any vehicle) if it's safe to do so. Since that most cars and trucks can't share lanes with each other due to size, by default it becomes motorcycle sharing lanes with cars and trucks.

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Well here its legal for no more than 2 bikes to share a lane, but not with a car. But yea my cuz thinks you can just go around/through traffic because your on a bike. Not just share or split the lane.
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So wait, I thought lane splitting was legal in CA. I do it all the time in heavy traffic, and so do other motorcyclists I see and ride with everyday on my way to work. Even the cops do it! I've ridden past caged cops in traffic and none have pulled me over. I've always thought it was legal if it was done at low speeds.
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So wait, I thought lane splitting was legal in CA. I do it all the time in heavy traffic, and so do other motorcyclists I see and ride with everyday on my way to work. Even the cops do it! I've ridden past caged cops in traffic and none have pulled me over. I've always thought it was legal if it was done at low speeds.
It's NOT illegal. There are no laws specifically forbidding a motorcycle to split lane.

But there are laws that allow for VEHICLES (no specific mention of any type of vehicle) to share lane when appropriate. I don't feel like digging out all the codes right now.
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Is lane sharing a supersport....
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