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    Senior Member Lane-splitting, is this allowed? happy's Avatar
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    Lightbulb Lane-splitting, is this allowed?

    Lane splitting means to move between 2 lanes while moving or while in a traffic slowdown or jamm.

    In Switzerland, lane-splitting is by law illegal. It is surely an offense while travelling at speeds, but the occasional lane-splitting during a jam is often tolerated by the car-drivers and even police.

    It can, however, attract a fine, or worse an idiotic car-driver who may suddenly open the door or move his car to block you.

    While some countries, (I was told) like the UK allows this by law, it may be up to the rider to measure the risks themselves.

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    Senior Member Lane-splitting, is this allowed? SuperMek's Avatar
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    It's legal in Sweden, but, of course, you have to do it carefully.
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    Its Illegal In Canada...

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    Senior Member Lane-splitting, is this allowed? Rocker66's Avatar
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    Leagal and common practise in UK
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    It is legal in California but maybe not all states in the US. I say this because helmets are law here but in Arizona they are not.

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    A no-no in NY

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    a nono is Oklahoma as well. But we do not have a helmet law either. To me, it seems odd that you dont have to wear a helmet, but you cannot split lanes.

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    Senior Member Lane-splitting, is this allowed? frozenpoet's Avatar
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    It's not illegal per day in va, but it is illegal to "share a lane".
    I get 63 MPG, what do you get? Speeding tickets?
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    Senior Member OriginalRocket's Avatar
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    Illegal in Illinois.

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    illegal in ga, course in ga drivers will try to take you out on a regular basis anyway.

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