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Study Finds Lane-Splitting Is Safe If You're Smart
« on: June 08, 2015, 08:42:43 AM »
From the US :

"Of the almost 6,000 collision-involved motorcyclists we studied, nearly 1,000 were lane-splitting at the time of their collision. When we compared motorcyclists who were lane-splitting with those who were not, we could see that the lane-splitting riders were notably different. Compared with other motorcyclists, lane-splitting motorcyclists were more often riding on weekdays and during commute hours, were using better helmets, and were traveling at lower speeds. Lane-splitting riders were also less likely to have been using alcohol and less likely to have been carrying a passenger. Lane-splitting motorcyclists were much less often injured during their collisions. They were considerably less likely to suffer head injury, torso injury, extremity injury, and fatal injury than riders who were not lane-splitting."  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/uc-berkeley-study-finds-lane-splitting-reduces-motorcyc-1708755125
http://lanesplitter.jalopnik.com/california-highway-patrol-lane-splitting-is-not-inhere-1649926730

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Re: Study Finds Lane-Splitting Is Safe If You're Smart
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2015, 11:31:59 AM »
Lane splitters (I have been one for years while working in the Cities) in general are more aware of their surrounds and therefore are better navigators/observers as they focus on the traffic and the safest quickest way to get to work. The weekend warriors normally like to play, speed and reinact Rossi in the corners. Most of serious bike accidents I came across (as paramedic) were bikers running wide and about (I am only guessing) a third were smelling of alcohol.
So I agree with their study

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Re: Study Finds Lane-Splitting Is Safe If You're Smart
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 10:46:17 AM »
Lane splitting by riding through two cars next to the other is safest - neither will change lanes because the opposite lane is occupied.
Lane splitting at traffic lights has saved my life. Leave space for the guy thinking the light is dark green and avoid being rammed from behind.
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Re: Study Finds Lane-Splitting Is Safe If You're Smart
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 09:53:45 AM »
Lane splitting by riding through two cars next to the other is safest - neither will change lanes because the opposite lane is occupied.
Lane splitting at traffic lights has saved my life. Leave space for the guy thinking the light is dark green and avoid being rammed from behind.

I have only been pulled over once for lane splitting on the Stellenbosch Arterial Road near the R300, after a ten minute polite debate I was allowed to go without a fine or caution

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Re: Study Finds Lane-Splitting Is Safe If You're Smart
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 06:12:00 AM »
Lane splitting by riding through two cars next to the other is safest - neither will change lanes because the opposite lane is occupied.
Lane splitting at traffic lights has saved my life. Leave space for the guy thinking the light is dark green and avoid being rammed from behind.

I have only been pulled over once for lane splitting on the Stellenbosch Arterial Road near the R300, after a ten minute polite debate I was allowed to go without a fine or caution

I am actually going to try and find the piece of legislation to print and keep on me. Never been pulled over here and actually found that the cops also give way. But there will be a day when the Just More Pay Day (JMPD) will try and extort a bribe.
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Re: Study Finds Lane-Splitting Is Safe If You're Smart
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 09:15:19 AM »
Lane splitting by riding through two cars next to the other is safest - neither will change lanes because the opposite lane is occupied.
Lane splitting at traffic lights has saved my life. Leave space for the guy thinking the light is dark green and avoid being rammed from behind.

I have only been pulled over once for lane splitting on the Stellenbosch Arterial Road near the R300, after a ten minute polite debate I was allowed to go without a fine or caution

I am actually going to try and find the piece of legislation to print and keep on me. Never been pulled over here and actually found that the cops also give way. But there will be a day when the Just More Pay Day (JMPD) will try and extort a bribe.

Can only find this https://www.arrivealive.co.za/Lane-Splitting-Advice-and-Guidelines-for-Bikers-from-the-Experts

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