The More you Know: Why is California Keeping Lane Splitting an Underground Activity?

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One of the many benefits of riding a motorcycle in California is the ability to split lanes, lane share, or filter through traffic. Lane splitting has been allowed in California (the only state to allow it) for many years; however there are still many motorists’ young and old who don’t know or don’t realize that […]

AMA Petition Calls For Return Of Lane-Splitting Guidelines To California Government Websites, Offices

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The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the […]

Fifty-Five US Lawmakers Sign On To End Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. During the past two years, federal, state and local governments spent more than a half million dollars on traffic police checkpoints that target motorcycles only. The AMA believes that […]

Nevada Changes Laws For Motorcyclists Stuck At Red Lights

Nevada Changes Laws For Motorcyclists Stuck At Red Lights

Motorcyclists are used to dealing with stubborn red lights. Some of these traffic stops don’t have sensors that recognize lighter or smaller bikes, which can leave riders stuck at an intersection for an extended amount of time. Lawmakers in Nevada decided to do something about this problem, and the state recently enacted a law that […]

California Lawmaker Withdraws Lane-Splitting Bill

California Lawmaker Withdraws Lane-Splitting Bill

California Lawmaker Withdraws Bill That Would Have Restricted Lane-Splitting by Motorcyclists The sponsor of a California Senate bill that would have restricted the current practice of lane-splitting by motorcyclists will withdraw the bill from consideration, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Lane-splitting by motorcyclists in California is recognized by the California Highway Patrol and helps ease […]