Author: Surj Gish

Interview: Talking about Lane Splitting with AMA Board Member Jim Viverito

American Motorcyclist magazine articles on lane splitting

The American Motorcyclist Association quietly released an updated position on lane splitting in early November. This is exciting news for us here at LaneSplittingIsLegal HQ—I’m an AMA member, but I’ve also been frustrated that the AMA didn’t take more of

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SB350 Is Apparently Dead—California Lane Splitting Stays As-is, for Now

CA Lane Splitting Bill, officially dead in January 2014.

January 2014 has been an upcoming dark spot on the calendar for us here at the LaneSplittingIsLegal HQ—SB350, the bill that would introduce substantially restrictive limits on how we split lanes in California, was supposedly going to be revisited in

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No Lane Splitting For Oregon – SB 541 & HB 3310 Both Dead

Oregon Lane Splitting Bills Both Dead

2013 saw two lane splitting bills in Oregon, as previously reported here. Senator Larry George, R-Sherwood District 13 introduced SB 541, which would have legalized low-speed lane splitting – limiting lane splitting to 20 MPH in cases where traffic has

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2013 California Lane Sharing Survey Released by OTS

California Office of Traffic Safety Lane Sharing Study 2013

The California Office of Traffic Safety has released the 2013 update to its 2012 lane sharing survey (available on our resources page). The 2013 survey was again conducted by Ewald & Wasserman Research Consultants, using a similar methodology to the

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More CHP Lane Splitting PSA Awesomeness: Radio Spots

The California Highway Patrol and the California Office of Traffic Safety continue to lead the way promoting driver awareness of lane splitting and safety for riders, launching two new radio spots with these goals in mind. The first features Sergeant Mark

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American Motorcyclist Association Responds to Questions on AB236 & Lane Splitting

American Motorcyclist magazine articles on lane splitting

After Nevada’s lane splitting bill, AB236, died in the rush to get bills heard before the 2013 second house deadline, many asked “where was the AMA?” As a member myself, I’ve often been frustrated that the AMA hasn’t taken an

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AB236 Defeated In Nevada Senate

Lane Splitting Road Sign

We’ve been following the progress of Nevada’s lane splitting bill, AB236, very closely. Despite passing with the Nevada Assembly with overwhelming support, the bill was amended in the Senate Transportation Committee to allow lane splitting only in stopped traffic, at

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Amended AB236 Passes Senate Trans Committee – On To Full Senate Vote

Lane Splitting Road Sign

AB236, Nevada’s lane splitting bill, has passed the Senate Transportation Committee. The bill was first heard by the Nevada Senate Transportation Committee on April 26th. The bill was then amended to allow lane splitting only in stopped traffic, at no more

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Talking About Lane Splitting & Sharing The Road on ABC 7’s “Beyond The Headlines”

Lane Splitting Road Sign

We got a call from the folks at ABC 7 in San Francisco, asking if we’d like to come talk about lane splitting on an upcoming segment about “sharing the road” on Beyond The Headlines with Cheryl Jennings. Talk about

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Oregon Lane Splitting Legislation Update

Oregon Lane Splitting Legislation

We reported back in February about a bill to legalize lane splitting in Oregon, SB 541, introduced by State Senator Larry George. Although referred to the Oregon State Senate Transportation Committee, the bill has since apparently languished – there has

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