What states allow lane splitting for motorcycles?

Asked by Margaret Rambert on September 19, 2021

Categories: Sports Cycling

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Today, California remains the only U.S. state to allow lane splitting (the practice is legal in Europe and Asia), and researchers and motorcycle experts say that lane splitting can actually reduce traffic and improve roadway safety.

Why do cyclists think they own the road? The problem with cyclists is that they want the world. They want to use the road without wanting to follow the rules of the road. And as much as that happens with motorists, it happens twice as much with cyclists, cause it's just easier to get away with. At least some car drivers seem to feel bad about it.

Can motorcycles ride side by side in Florida? In Florida, It's Legal for Motorcycles to Ride Side-By-Side. According to a recent article in American Motorcyclist (April 2008) riding side-by-side is legal in forty-eight states including Florida. Now, officials in one of the two hold out states, Virginia, are working to join the majority.

Why do police motorcycles ride side by side? Riding side by side makes communication easier, as officers can communicate by hand gestures and subtle movements (verbal communication is close to impossible because of the helmets and road noise, despite what you saw Ponch and Jon do on CHiPs). One can point out a hazard or a violator to theother.