question: Was traffic stopped?
I do believe lane splitting in CA is legal. And that cop seems to be a dumbass because if you lane split between cars, there will always be a driver side (unless you lane split on the shoulder, which I think would seem like a safer thing compared to lane splitting between cars where a car from either lane could switch and cut you off). My thought is that the cop doesn't know the law, hates bikes, and wants to take it out on.
Talk to a cop friend or someone who knows the law and find out if he had the right to pull you over. If he doesn't have probable cause to pull you over, the ticket is bogus, but it sounds bogus in the first place.
Also, if the cop does show up to court and you can't get it dropped, get it continued, grab a lawyer and drag that cop basturd out of his job for being a douche. I swear, the few douche bag cops make the entire cop force seem like bad people. I hate cops who try to threat you with bogus charges. He def needs to lose his job and take up a fast food job.
oh, btw, whatever charges the cop gave you on the citation is what you will be 'charged' for on that court date. He just can't simply add more charges.
Last edited by JBaz; 04-28-2006 at 04:02 PM.