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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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Petition Asks State Of Washington To Amend Section 46.61.608 To Allow Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting Road Sign

Inspired by recent CHP lane splitting guidelines, a new petition on Change.org hopes to revive the 2004 Washington State Legislature bill HB 3159, which sought to ease traffic woes by allowing motorcycles between lanes during congestion. Check out the petition here.

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Washington State Trooper Recommends Calling 911 On ‘Aggressive Motorcycles’ Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting Road Sign

In this ‘Seattle911‘ piece in online-only Seattle PI, writer Casey McNerthney asked the Washington State Patrol (Washington’s state police) “Is lane splitting legal?” State Patrol Trooper Dan McDonald responded: “I have heard in some states this is legal, however in Washington State it

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