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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 01:21 PM
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I agree with what people said above. I'm also in CA and the reality for me here is:

- Monday to Friday: 50% of my time driving is lane splitting (Hollywood/101/Downtown). The amount of traffic I cut through everyday especially around the Hollywood Bowl is insane.

- Weekends: leisure rides on canyons. Very little lane splitting
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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 08:31 AM
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Riding the shoulder is illegal in New Zealand, but lane spliting is legal.

I do it daily to travel to and from work, it's one of the primary reasons I got my bike in the first place... To cut travel time. Gone from 1hr to 25 min.

The motorways are typically 80kph and I'll happily lane split to that speed when thr traffic is doing 20-30kph or less than the limit.

Most people will move to give you space so its easy, but I always ride with my foot on the rear brake and fingers on the brake and clutch ready to stop quickly should I need to.
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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 12:52 PM
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As far as I know L/S is legal in the UK but 2 out 10 cars will try and block a bike by pulling to the left (UK) so I don't do it.
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Sorry confused my self !!! cars will pull to the right.
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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 02:22 PM
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As far as I know L/S is legal in the UK but 2 out 10 cars will try and block a bike by pulling to the left (UK) so I don't do it.
I've noticed that, watching those "mad crazy bikers vs normal people in cars" videos. Here in LA it's the exact opposite, many car drivers make room for me. Only happened once that someone was blocking me and wouldn't budge after a friendly request.
I also noticed that English drivers:
- very often pull out in traffic without looking
- don't seem to know how to take roundabouts
- lots of British bikers swear a lot while riding

Anyways, back to lane splitting!
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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-30-2018, 02:27 PM
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Lane Splitting in the Netherlands is legal now.
You have to adjust your speed and do not use the hard shoulder.
If a car makes a move and you get involved in an accident .. the car driver is to blame.

I split lanes when traffic comes to a stop or is moving slowly.
Being very carefull about what the other traffic is doing before passing them.
Always with one hand / finger on the front brake and my foot in the right place to use the rear brake fast if necesary.
Actually you need more eyes to see what is going on around you.

Most cars will move out of the way when you come near them except thoes who are playing with their telephones !!!
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Car drivers with their darn cellphones are a biker’s worse nightmare... Motorcycles are not dangerous - inattentive car drivers are dangerous!
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