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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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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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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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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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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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