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European Lanesharing

Rider Advocacy Organizations

State Agencies

Federal Agencies

  • NHTSA on motorcycle lane use
    Motorcyclists, who have significant room to maneuver while riding within a traffic lane, can use this margin to position themselves for maximum visibility to other motorists while maintaining safety and control of the traffic situation.

Perspectives on Lanesharing

  • An Analysis of Serious Motorcycle Crashes in Michigan. Sergeant Steven J. Spink, Michigan Department of State Police, Traffic Services Section, Field Support Unit.
    In 2006, Michigan released a study related to serious motorcycle accidents. Table 9 indicates ithat 8.8% of serious motorcycle accidents were the automobiles’ fault by rear-ending a motorcycle. If the rider could move in between two cars, some of these accidents could have been prevented. Another thing to note in table 9 is the failure to yield statistic. In 2004, 61.5% of serious motorcycle accidents were due to a automobile turning in front of a motorcyclist.
  • Lane Splitting… An Awareness
    Accelerating between two lanes of heavy highway traffic on the 405, overtaking a car on the left and a truck on the right, it is virtually impossible not to cry.
  • Doesn’t it just burn you to no end when you’re stuck in bumper-to-bumber traffic and some guy on a motorcycle whizzes by between lanes? Maybe it’s just envy. Whatever it is, it doesn’t seem to bother Sen. Dan Swecker, R-Rochester, and seven of his colleagues. They’ve signed on to Senate bill 5985 which would legalize the practice.
  • State of Washington May Legalize Motorcycle Lane-Splitting
    State of Washington may legalize motorcycle lane-splitting a newly introduced bill could reduce congestion and provide motorcyclists a safer alternative to staying in the lane. By Art Friedman. Motorcycle Cruiser.
  • Lane Splitting 101
    LANE SPLITTING: A GUIDE TO THE GAME BY RICHARD D. GRAZIA. Reproduced (without permission) from CityBike magazine, April 1997. City Bike, 1124 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA 94133.
  • Lane Splitting: Tear Along Dotted Line
    Lane Splitting: Tear Along Dotted Line Think passing cars between is reckless and inconsiderate? We beg to disagree. But there are some things to know before you start. By Art Friedman. Motorcycle Cruiser.
  • “Lane-splitting” Bugs Drivers
    It’s OK for Motorcycles To Squeeze Past Traffic; `Lane-splitting’ bugs drivers, but it’s legal. Chuck Squatriglia. Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, October 30, 2000.
  • Judicial Roulette (California Motorcycle Laws)
    Answers to the following: Is lane-splitting legal? Can I lane-split to the front of a metered onramp? What are my license requirements if I’m from another state or country?
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