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Old 03-01-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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Sweet. Too bad I don't live in Texas. I hope someone introduces this in CO. Lanesplitting I-25 at rush-hour would be awesome - dangerous as all get out - but awesome nonetheless.



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Old 03-01-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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Good for TX!



That medical insurance requirement sure is counterintuitive, though. California's Highway Patrol believes it's safer to split lanes than it is to sit in rush-hour traffic. (At least that's what they told us in MSF school.)



If it's more dangerous NOT to split lanes, then why the insurance req for splitters?
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Old 03-01-2005, 01:47 PM   #3
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Most people, especially legislators, will believe that lane splitting is more dangerous. Therefore the insurance companies will raise the rates because they can get away with it.



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Old 03-01-2005, 01:51 PM   #4
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I'd like lane splitting to be legalized, although there ain't a whole lotta room in between them pick 'em up trucks. I'm thinking the first couple months would be might scary, especially watching Mr. Fat Tail Road Glide squeeze in between a couple dualies for the first time.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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I split lanes quite nicely on my geezer glide. You're welcome to try and keep up.
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:58 PM   #6
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Almost makes me want to move back to Texas. Almost I say, way too much highway patrol that patrols too aggressivly!



Maybe Arizona will make it legal some day
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:22 PM   #7
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Seruzawa obviously understands Texas state politics. Everything here is an excuse to raise insurance rates. There is also a one woman campaign to outlaw cellphone use while driving. You know if it would just save one life....(like mine) it would be worth it.
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:30 PM   #8
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And maybe someone will get the bright idea that if motorcycles had two extra wheels and a bunch of steel around them we'd all be safer!
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:36 PM   #9
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Done properly lane splitting can be safe. There are many of us that have been lane splitting here in Kalifornia for as long as we've ridden street bikes. I've been doing it for almost 40 years and have had no problems. If you see some kid doing 60 mph between slowly moving cages you can send him a posthumous thank you card for cleaning up the gene pool however. VWW
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Old 03-01-2005, 03:58 PM   #10
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Amen! on the need for lane splitting in Colorado -- since they've already imported most of the WORST of CA, it would be nice to get one of the benefits!
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