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AB 51 Signed By Governor Brown! Lane Splitting Is Officially On The Books In California!

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We’ve just received word from Assemblymember Quirk’s office that AB 51, the bill that will officially put lane splitting (or lane sharing, if you prefer) on the books in California has been signed by Governor Brown. From the press release from

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AB 51 Has Achieved Concurrence In The Assembly—On To The Governor For Signature!

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Just three days ago, I posted that AB 51 had passed the full Senate, and here we are, closing out the week with more good news—AB 51 achieved concurrence in the Assembly yesterday, 74-0. Yeehaw! Here’s video of Assemblymembers Quirk and Lackey

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AB 51 California Lane Splitting Bill Has Passed The Senate!

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AB 51, which recently passed the Senate Transportation Committee 11 to 0, has passed the full Senate, 38 to 0. Video of the vote: The full vote happened yesterday, August 1st, 2016. The bill now goes back to the California

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California Lane Splitting Bill AB 51 Has Passed Senate Transportation Committee

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AB 51 passed the California State Senate Transportation Committee yesterday with no opposition. The amended version of the bill can be reviewed here in my post from May 27th. The bill passed 11-o, and will now go to the Senate Appropriations

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AB 51 California Lane Splitting Bill to be Updated

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I wrote last May, almost one year ago to the day, that AB 51 in its then-current form would codify lane splitting in a reasonable way, and open things up for the CHP, OTS, and other organizations to educate riders

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Support AB 51 To “Officially” Legalize Lane Splitting In California

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But lane splitting is already legal! Yeah, it is. I doubt many have said that more than me. But specifically legalizing splitting would let the CHP and other organizations educate riders and drivers again, (remember the lane sharing guidelines?) and would

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AMA Reinforces Pro-Lane Splitting Stance with Articles in ‘American Motorcyclist’

American Motorcyclist magazine articles on lane splitting

The AMA released its lane splitting position statement back in November 2013, and we spoke at length with AMA Board of Directors member Jim Viverito and AMA spokesperson Pete terHorst about this long-awaited move in December. Beginning with the  April 2014 issue,

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Lane Splitting is Safe in California—SB 350 is Officially Dead

CA Lane Splitting Bill, officially dead in January 2014.

We reported back in October that SB 350, the California Senate Bill that would have regulated lane splitting, was essentially dead. A staffer in bill sponsor Jim Beall’s office told us: Senator Beall does not plan to take any action

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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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