CAN LANE-SPLITTING BE SAFE?
Lane-splitting is the practice of a motorcyclist passing between lanes of slow or stopped traffic. If two lanes of cars are halted in a traffic jam, a motorcycle can fit between the lanes and pass the halted cars. While many motorcyclists laud the practice of lane-splitting, it is largely considered to be dangerous and lead to accidents.
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Safety Report on Lane-Splitting Released
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) conducted two studies regarding the safety of lane-splitting and released the findings recent reports1. The first report states that lane-splitting motorcyclists were at the lowest risk for collisions and injuries in situations in which the surrounding traffic was moving at 30 miles per hour or less, and in which the lane-splitting motorcyclist was not traveling more than 10 miles per hour faster than the surrounding traffic. The study concluded that if both of those speed components were met, lane-splitting is a relatively safe practice.