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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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SB 5623 Heard in Washington Senate Transportation Committee

Washington Lane Splitting Legislation

SB 5623, one of two companion bills that would legalize lane splitting in Washington, was heard in the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee today. The tone of the hearing was mostly positive, with the majority of those in attendance speaking in

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New Bills to Legalize Lane Splitting in Washington

Washington Lane Splitting Legislation

A pair of companion bills, SB 5623 and HB 1515, have been introduced in Washington state that would legalize lane splitting. The digest for both bills is the same: Allows an operator of a motorcycle to: (1) Overtake and pass

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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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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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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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