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CA/D.M.V. question

This is specific to CA. Does anyone have handy a CA./DMV motorcycle booklet? Please quote the law, regarding lane splitting. Please. T.I.A.
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lane splitting is not illegal, but is referred as unsafe
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yep, you can be splitting thru stopped traffic at 10-15mph, go by a cop and nothing happens-or you can be splitting stopped or barely moving traffic at 35+ mph and if a cop can get to you, he'll give you a ticket.
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yep, you can be splitting thru stopped traffic at 10-15mph, go by a cop and nothing happens-or you can be splitting stopped or barely moving traffic at 35+ mph and if a cop can get to you, he'll give you a ticket.
What would the ticket be for? Cause that's the argument I'm having with a friend, he says traffic has to be stopped. (he says) If it's moving it's illegal.
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reckless driving, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe lane change, idk.
technically speeding is going faster than it is safe to travel, or going faster than the posted limit. cops call. traffic can be moving, just depends on their speed and your speed, and how many cars are around you, and if the cop wants to be a dick. you can split between the fast lane and the carpool goin about 80 and not get stopped if traffic is moving along around 65-70.

i mostly do it at stop lights/stop signs, or when ppl are driving really slow, or when its safer to be in front of the pack-i dont like to be surrounded by cars on all sides if i can help it.
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its not refrenced in the handbook. But I have friends in law enforcement, they told me that as long as your not being reckless. They cant give you a ticket.
In my CA MSF course they spoke of how if traffic is stopped to go at a max of 20 mph. Its mainly about safety.
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What would the ticket be for? Cause that's the argument I'm having with a friend, he says traffic has to be stopped. (he says) If it's moving it's illegal.
The unwritten law states-lane splitting is legal up to 35 mph, no more than 5 mph faster then the flow of traffic.

Although I have seen some idiots split traffic at over 60 mph.


I was actually splitting traffic once, when a chippy on a bike rode up next to me and told me to just stay to the left of the double yellow line (carpool lane) and not to swerve back and forth and he was ok with that.

YA THINK???
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This is specific to CA. Does anyone have handy a CA./DMV motorcycle booklet? Please quote the law, regarding lane splitting. Please. T.I.A.
You will not find lane splitting law in DMV booklet.
Have talked to number of CHP officers, plus have uncle who's in high command in Sacramento.
Unwritten law you can split lanes up to speed limit, but no faster than 5 mph than traffic flow. If speed limit 55, traffic flow 50 MPH, you can split with speed of 55.
For the record have always worked in San Francisco, lived in East Bay. 20 plus years of commuting lane splitting have never been pulled over. I donot split unless traffic is less than 25 mph, but do admit go 15 to 20 mph over flow traffic. Have passed number of CHP with no problems.
Unless you are really being jack $ss speeding splitting lanes, you will no problems spitting lanes in CA.
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You will not find lane splitting law in DMV booklet.
Have talked to number of CHP officers, plus have uncle who's in high command in Sacramento.
Unwritten law you can split lanes up to speed limit, but no faster than 5 mph than traffic flow. If speed limit 55, traffic flow 50 MPH, you can split with speed of 55.
For the record have always worked in San Francisco, lived in East Bay. 20 plus years of commuting lane splitting have never been pulled over. I donot split unless traffic is less than 25 mph, but do admit go 15 to 20 mph over flow traffic. Have passed number of CHP with no problems.
Unless you are really being jack $ss speeding splitting lanes, you will no problems spitting lanes in CA.
i couldnt remember exact details been a while...

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