People often ask moto commuters, “Why do you commute that way? It’s dangerous!” My own answer always includes something to the tune of, “I’m immune to traffic on my bike.” This LA Times Perspective piece on lane splitting backs this up:
For the motorcyclist zipping between gridlocked cars on the freeway, traffic is always light. And besides, one says, he’s performing a public service.
Check out the article: On two wheels, it’s all open road – Los Angeles Times.