Lane splitting in California


Yesterday I became a little more Californian. I’ve had a motorcycle license for over 20 years. I come from where lane splitting is illegal. There is no law for or against it in California, which apparently makes it legal. There are a lot of cars here, and a lot of intersections. I’ve been riding out here for several months, all the while not lane splitting. The air quality at intersections is similar to being enclosed in a box filled with fresh hot vehicle exhaust. Splitting the lanes to the front of each intersection was a breath of fresh air.

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