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What should you know about lane splitting in California?

With the passage of state Assembly Bill 51, Californian motorcyclists can now legally share the lane with other vehicles when passing. The contentious bill allows motorcyclists to lane split, which is also known as white-lining or lane sharing. Now that lane splitting is exiting the legal gray area, it is up to all of us to make safe decisions and know our responsibilities on the road.

California lawmaker moves to legalize motorcycle lane splitting

Back in April, we discussed a study of lane splitting by the University of California - Berkeley. As readers may recall, the study concluded that lane splitting, or the practice of motorcyclists riding between lanes of four-wheeled traffic on the highway, does not raise the risk of a collision.

Motorcycle deaths dropped in CA, rose nationwide, in 2015

Statistics from the Governors Highway Safety Association about motorcycle fatalities are a mixed bag for California riders. First, the bad news: nationwide, motorcyclist deaths in traffic collisions jumped about 10 percent from 2014 to 2015. Last year, more than 5,000 riders were killed in the U.S., according to the Los Angeles Times.

Driver may have caused 6-motorcycle wreck on purpose

California’s highways are for all of us to share, whether we drive a four-wheeled vehicle or commercial truck, or if we ride a motorcycle. When motorists act with care and a sense of responsibility toward everyone else on the road, usually everybody gets to their destination safely.

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