Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by EdgeRanger
Insn't Ca the only place that they allow lane spliting. If they do, And from what I saw it seems like most sport bikes do split lanes. I would think in some instances it would be safer. Epsically when the 405 goes from 65MPH to 0MPH in a heart break. You don't want to be the one at the end of the row if you know what I mean.
I think CA is the only place it's legal. I was afraid to do it out there at first, but when you live 65 miles from where you work and are facing a 2-3 hour commute if you don't split, you learn to get over your fears real quick. It's not bad at all because for the most part people out there expect it and many will even give you room when they see you coming. There are some dickheads though that will squeeze you, turn on their washer fluid to squirt you, flick cigarettes at you, etc. You just get over it. It's easy when you realize that they will be stuck in traffic for another 2 hours just to go 5 miles while you'll be home in 15 minutes. I would usually find the biggest Harley I could and just tuck in behind them. What better to plow the road for you than one of those big bastards?
I miss being able to split lanes, but not enough to convince me to move back to California. Ever. There are a few people out there I'd like to save, but for the most part I wish it'd break off and sink into the ocean.
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