California AB 51 Lane Splitting Bill Passes State Senate Transportation Committee

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

On June 14, 2016, California bill AB 51, the lane splitting bill, passed the California State Senate Transportation Committee in an 11-0 vote. The next hurdle for the bill will be the Senate Appropriations Committee which is chaired by Senator Jim Beall, who sponsored a lane splitting bill in 2013.

All California motorcyclists who are interested in seeing AB-51 passed should contact their state senator and ask them to support the bill. You can find out who your representative is here.

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Those interested in seeing video of the proceedings can find it on the Lanesplittingislegal website.

Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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