Lane splitting is when a motorcyclist passes vehicles by riding between them along the lane line. While lane splitting is neither legal nor illegal, it does pose a significant safety hazard to riders and other motorists on the road.
California is expected to become the first state in the nation to formalize the practice of lane splitting. The proposed law, Section 21658.1 of the Vehicle Code Act, would put in place a number of safety guidelines for riders and motorists.
The bill would authorize the Department of the California Highway Patrol to develop educational guidelines relating to lane splitting in a manner that would ensure the safety of the motorcyclist, drivers, and passengers, as specified. The bill would also require the department, in developing these guidelines, to consult with specified agencies and organizations with an interest in road safety and motorcyclist behavior.
According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, motorcycle fatalities increased 12.1% from 463 in 2013 to 519 in 2014. With the increased popularity of motorcycles, it is not surprising that motorcycle accidents and injuries have been increasing. The experienced and skilled team of motorcycle accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker handles all levels of personal injury claims, including motorbike injuries that result from motorcycle accidents.
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