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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2008, 5:25 pm Thread Starter
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lane splitting

Dum arsed law anyways.
Sitting at a light between cars.
Abdul driving his cab and punching in an address into his gps.
Abdul rams said car, right next to my leg, where I should have been if I was obeying the law.
I always lane split and it has saved me heaps.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Feb 12th, 2008, 6:26 pm
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When you guys talk about lane splitting -- are you meaning filtering between cars.
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Lane splitting in North Carolina is a no-no for sure. I think the police would put you under the jail instead of in it. I always thought it should be legal at a minimum to split lanes at a stop light, but I'm sure this will never happen. On the other hand, I never thought a law would be passed allowing a left turn on a red light and that just went into effect back in December.


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Lane sharing is permitted in California, the only one in the 50 states you can do it. (AKA filtering, or "splitting", but splitting is considering riding in two lanes here and is illegal). Stopping on the freeway (expressway, motorway, etc...limited access multi-lane road) due to traffic, I hear screaching along with lots of white smoke showing up in my mirrors. Good day for sharing...



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Lane splitting in North Carolina is a no-no for sure. I think the police would put you under the jail instead of in it. I always thought it should be legal at a minimum to split lanes at a stop light, but I'm sure this will never happen. On the other hand, I never thought a law would be passed allowing a left turn on a red light and that just went into effect back in December.

Left on red?...Crap...going threw the red light would be safer than that..... :wtf..That cant be right.......are you sure?......If so.....dont ride in NC.....Death awaits you..
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The law states that a motorcyclist can turn left on a red light after waiting 3 minutes. It was passed (I assume) due to the number of complaints people such as me have rained down on the DOT for not making lights sensitive to bikes. There are numerous lights on the typical routes I ride that would never turn green no matter how long I sit there unless a car comes along. The rider must also ensure that there is no oncoming traffic in which he/she would be turning in front of.

Now if I can get the DOT to stop using that fine gravel to fix holes in the road I will stop talking badly about them. :banghead


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The law states that a motorcyclist can turn left on a red light after waiting 3 minutes. It was passed (I assume) due to the number of complaints people such as me have rained down on the DOT for not making lights sensitive to bikes. There are numerous lights on the typical routes I ride that would never turn green no matter how long I sit there unless a car comes along. The rider must also ensure that there is no oncoming traffic in which he/she would be turning in front of.

Now if I can get the DOT to stop using that fine gravel to fix holes in the road I will stop talking badly about them. :banghead
...ok.....i see.....thought you were talking all vehicals.....as a turn left on red law....like the turn right on red law....like the law says....before you turn there must not be any cars comming....thats a good idea...thank god they put that in the writings....
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The law states that a motorcyclist can turn left on a red light after waiting 3 minutes. It was passed (I assume) due to the number of complaints people such as me have rained down on the DOT for not making lights sensitive to bikes. There are numerous lights on the typical routes I ride that would never turn green no matter how long I sit there unless a car comes along. The rider must also ensure that there is no oncoming traffic in which he/she would be turning in front of.

Now if I can get the DOT to stop using that fine gravel to fix holes in the road I will stop talking badly about them. :banghead
I'm not sure about the actual laws in CO, but in my small town, cops tend to turn a blind eye to a motorcyclist running a red light if it is obvious there is no traffic and the motorcyclist had come to a complete stop before running the light. I have done it numerous times within sight of a cop and have yet to be pulled over.
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Lane sharing is permitted in California, the only one in the 50 states you can do it. (AKA filtering, or "splitting", but splitting is considering riding in two lanes here and is illegal). Stopping on the freeway (expressway, motorway, etc...limited access multi-lane road) due to traffic, I hear screaching along with lots of white smoke showing up in my mirrors. Good day for sharing...
I know that's the law, but I think everyone in CA splits lanes too (riding on the lines/dots.) I see motorcycle cops do it all the time as well, mainly on city streets. I do it routinely, even next to police cars, no one's ever looked at me twice.

Lane sharing is legal in the US only in California, BTW. I found this out the hard way, after a pissed off cager tried to run me off the road in New Mexico.
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