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California SB 350 Lane Splitting Bill Update


There’s been a flurry of questions about SB 350, the lane splitting bill introduced by California Senator Jim Beall last week. Most of the questions center around the intent of the “three lanes” requirement in the bill’s text. I emailed

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CA Senator Jim Beall Introduces Bill To Legislate Specifics Of Already-Legal Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting is Legal In California

Hot on the heels of all the recent attention to the CHP lane splitting guidelines, California State Senator Jim Beall introduced Senate Bill 350, a vaguely worded bill which – despite its lack of specifics in most areas – seems

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KRON4’s Stanley Roberts On Lane Splitting

Stanley Roberts is well known for his “People Behaving Badly” segments on KRON4. He recently did a segment on lane splitting, in which he answers the question “So why is this a People Behaving Badly segment, if no one is

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Oregon Senator Larry George Introduces Bill To Legalize Lane Splitting In Oregon

Oregon Lane Splitting Legislation

Senator Larry George, R-Sherwood District 13 has introduced Senate Bill 541 to legalize lane splitting in Oregon (PDF). The current text of the bill is pretty light – basically limiting lane splitting to 20 MPH in cases where traffic has slowed

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Public Radio AirTalk with Gabe Ets-Hokin and Robert Gladden

KPCC Lane Splitting AirTalk Segment - Mongol Rider

Southern California Public Radio station 89.3 KPCC ran an AirTalk segment yesterday to discuss lane splitting with Bay Area motorcycle community mouthpiece / CityBike editor Gabe Ets-Hokin and Vice President of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Robert Gladden. It’s great to see –

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San Francisco Lane Splitter

Since the recent Sacramento Bee coverage newspaper websites all over California have been echoing the Bee story. This morning posted “Motorcycle lane-splitting rules unveiled” – by far one of the more balanced pieces on lane sharing since the CHP guidelines were

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Petition Asks State Of Washington To Amend Section 46.61.608 To Allow Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting Road Sign

Inspired by recent CHP lane splitting guidelines, a new petition on hopes to revive the 2004 Washington State Legislature bill HB 3159, which sought to ease traffic woes by allowing motorcycles between lanes during congestion. Check out the petition here.

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Washington State Trooper Recommends Calling 911 On ‘Aggressive Motorcycles’ Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting Road Sign

In this ‘Seattle911‘ piece in online-only Seattle PI, writer Casey McNerthney asked the Washington State Patrol (Washington’s state police) “Is lane splitting legal?” State Patrol Trooper Dan McDonald responded: “I have heard in some states this is legal, however in Washington State it

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More Sacramento Coverage of CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines

KCRA Lane Splitting Story

Following behind the recent Sacramento Bee story on the CHP lane splitting guidelines, Sacramento NBC affiliate KCRA ran a story on the “first ever guidelines for legal lane splitting,” complete with some less-than-flattering lane splitting footage and the requisite “he

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Sacramento Bee Covers the CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines

Info graphic from Sacramento Bee article on lane splitting

Calling lane splitting a “slick maneuver,” The Sacramento Bee posted a story by Tony Bizjak on the new CHP lane splitting guidelines today. It’s actually a pretty balanced and in-depth piece – far better than most of the echo chamber coverage

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