Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum

Welcome to the home for Honda SilverWing and everyone interested. This is a place to ask questions, share, and learn about the SilverWing and its dedicated riders. Please post an introduction when you join as a sign of Courtesy.
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Dr Pulley sliders
by john grinsel Today at 16:03

» Everything Died!!
by Easyrider Today at 14:04

» Better sounding Exhaust
by ItBeMe Today at 12:43

» 2002 SW 600
by Nillinator Yesterday at 18:56

» Pastor Ron's Honda Silverwing Trike (GT3 Kit) Pics
by Pastor Ron Yesterday at 17:17

» Fuel pump problem or what !
by codge Yesterday at 16:29

» Left turn signal intermittent
by Dale N. Wed 15 Nov 2017, 17:04

» Hello from California
by "Hi Yo" Wed 15 Nov 2017, 13:41

» Back after a lot of riding :-)
by kbcmdba Wed 15 Nov 2017, 12:34

» Riding Chaps
by john grinsel Tue 14 Nov 2017, 16:48

Navigation
 Portal
 Index
 Memberlist
 Profile
 FAQ
 Search
free forum
 
Share | 
 

 CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
jdeereanton
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1997
Age : 70
Location : Huntsville, AL
Points : 5326
Registration date : 2008-12-24

PostSubject: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 16:16

From the link below.

Lane splitting in a safe and prudent manner is not illegal in the state of California.

The term lane splitting, sometimes known as lane sharing, filtering or white-lining, refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light.

Motorcyclists who are competent enough riders to lane split, should follow these general guidelines if choosing to lane split:

http://www.chp.ca.gov/programs/lanesplitguide.html
Back to top Go down
http://kimdaleanton.wordpress.com
JeffR_
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1103
Age : 58
Location : Fremont, Ca
Points : 6514
Registration date : 2010-05-12

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 19:31

Dale,

Good link. I have been out here in California for about 16 years now and I split lanes and wish I could have done this in Illinois. I remember in Illinois we couldn't do a U-turn at red lights or lane share and it makes traffic move better. Why have motorcycles taking up traffic and slowing traffic down at red lights too.

I know most riders in the U.S. think it is very dangerous but since I have been doing this it seems other states should look into this more. This topic may open up a can of worms but this is one reason I would not want to move out of California as a rider.
Back to top Go down
hotwings
Silver Wing Expert
Silver Wing Expert
avatar

Number of posts : 880
Age : 47
Location : Ontario
Points : 3012
Registration date : 2012-04-29

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Wed 13 Mar 2013, 20:27

Its all fun and games till some kid opens a back door and you land on the rear seat.
Back to top Go down
JeffR_
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1103
Age : 58
Location : Fremont, Ca
Points : 6514
Registration date : 2010-05-12

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 00:14

hotwings wrote:
Its all fun and games till some kid opens a back door and you land on the rear seat.

Or if someone just decides to run a stop sign and hit you. If you are so worried about getting in an accident you probably should not be riding a bike. But stay in a large SUV.
Back to top Go down
john grinsel
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2252
Points : 5682
Registration date : 2009-08-18

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 03:57

Lane splitting is GREAT!! on bike-----rest of US for not allowing it is stupid.I rode in Japan 20 years, could not get anyplace without, more years in Korea, 20 years in Europe....at that time offically forbidden in Germany---but done. Italy Great----driver skills are pretty good there and allEurope and Asia RIDER skills are really good---not MSF parking lot "specials".


Idea is to move thru traffic quickly----in US do it when traffic in blocked on Freeway and some idiot in PickUp or SUV may try to shoot you....as you got ahead.
Back to top Go down
tarmacburner2
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1101
Age : 63
Location : Cleveleys, Lancashire, England
Points : 3975
Registration date : 2010-03-27

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 09:50

Lane splitting is now illegal in France. French police very keen with on the spot fines - great revenue earner for a bankrupt country!
In fact if you have foreign plates they'll book you for breathing too rapidly!

Cheers,
Back to top Go down
paul.delo451
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 49
Age : 56
Location : Coventry UK
Points : 1927
Registration date : 2012-09-30

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 10:17

Lane splitting means the difference to me on the way to work of either 20 mins on the SW or up to an hour in the car. The US has such big wide roads in general I don't understand why its not generally OK.

Then again, we cant turn left at red lights when clearly safe to do so, so we all have our hang ups

Also some cities in the UK allow sharing of bus lanes and most don't, thats another stupid waste of a clear road.
Back to top Go down
http://www.coventryselfstorage.co.uk
tinman
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru


Number of posts : 1293
Age : 69
Location : Matheson, Ontario, Canada
Points : 3561
Registration date : 2011-11-29

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 10:28

Im so lucky,all I need to wary is can I dodge that moose , that bear or that partridge ,That feathered bullet that can take my head off. affraid
Back to top Go down
Meldrew
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2745
Location : York, North Yorkshire, England UK
Points : 5360
Registration date : 2010-11-16

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 11:09

I think filtering or lane splitting is fine if you have to contend with city traffic or congestion every day, you adapt and become good at it. I'm adapting to the heavy traffic around York now I live here, and I really can't be bothered with all this squeezing through gaps to gain a few yards, I'll use my bus pass or my Smart instead.

City throttle jockeys may be hot shots in traffic, but are usually way out of their comfort zone when they get out on open country roads. After nearly 40 year of living on the edge of the Lake District, Springtime was always marred by crashes from over confident city riders coming into the area in packs for weekend rides, and riding too fast, too close, and being general arseholes.
Back to top Go down
Waspie
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 2392
Age : 65
Location : Portland, UK
Points : 5585
Registration date : 2009-07-26

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 11:26

Meldrew wrote:
I think filtering or lane splitting is fine if you have to contend with city traffic or congestion every day, you adapt and become good at it. I'm adapting to the heavy traffic around York now I live here, and I really can't be bothered with all this squeezing through gaps to gain a few yards, I'll use my bus pass or my Smart instead.

City throttle jockeys may be hot shots in traffic, but are usually way out of their comfort zone when they get out on open country roads. After nearly 40 year of living on the edge of the Lake District, Springtime was always marred by crashes from over confident city riders coming into the area in packs for weekend rides, and riding too fast, too close, and being general arseholes.

What he said. Only I still live in the country!!!!! ANd regards the road deaths - already started!!!
Back to top Go down
http://www.facebook.com/Waspie41
tarmacburner2
Silver Wing Guru
Silver Wing Guru
avatar

Number of posts : 1101
Age : 63
Location : Cleveleys, Lancashire, England
Points : 3975
Registration date : 2010-03-27

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 11:57

I restrict my filtering to stopped or very slow moving traffic. Also I don't do excessive speed myself, maximum of 20 mph when filtering between two lines of traffic so that I have a reasonable chance of stopping if I need to.

Cheers,
Back to top Go down
DarthJ
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 195
Age : 43
Location : Hell Paso
Points : 2463
Registration date : 2011-09-27

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 12:26

I like tarmacburner2's version of splitting. That's the basic idea, not doing it in normal traffic but congestion and lights. That being said, I sure as hell won't try it o a big touring bike, a Swing or something smaller than 1,000 cc w/no sidebags.
Back to top Go down
drewsieboy
Scooter Rider
Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 22
Age : 70
Location : edinburgh
Points : 1864
Registration date : 2012-11-01

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 15:46

i was stopped by traffic police recently who told me i had left my wife at the last service station. thank christ i said i thought i had gone deaf.
Back to top Go down
Nowun
Super Scooter Rider
Super Scooter Rider
avatar

Number of posts : 288
Age : 64
Location : Hampshire, England
Points : 2157
Registration date : 2012-10-13

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 16:19

The CHP guidelines are very similar to those given by the IAM here in Uk. So I believe it's good advice

I filter along the M27/M3 most mornings, keeping to no more than 15 mph above the cars. As soon as the traffic starts flowing around 40 then I slot in and join the flow.

The other place I make up time is at static traffic signals and roundabouts.

Usual rule - if in doubt ... don't. Safety first.
Back to top Go down
SCTLVR
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 187
Location : Fairfield, CA
Points : 2179
Registration date : 2012-06-27

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 18:11

I can't imagine why all countries don't encourage lane splitting/sharing. It is very favorable for traffic flow and encourages riding. The other 49 states are way behind on this one.
Back to top Go down
JeffR_
Site Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 1103
Age : 58
Location : Fremont, Ca
Points : 6514
Registration date : 2010-05-12

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 18:28

SCTLVR,

When I first got out to California I didn't know about lane sharing. I just thought they were a bunch of crazy California riders. I do remember when I was back in Illinois, I would see all the people with Calif plates doing U-Turns at red lights, and thinking the same thing.

Then I came out to California and I love lane sharing and being able to do U-turns at red lights. It is a much nicer way to ride. Although, I don't lane share going fast. If the traffic is going around 40 mph I just kick back and enjoy it.
Back to top Go down
SCTLVR
Maxi-Scooter Rider
Maxi-Scooter Rider


Number of posts : 187
Location : Fairfield, CA
Points : 2179
Registration date : 2012-06-27

PostSubject: Re: CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines   Thu 14 Mar 2013, 18:34

JeffR
I'm from Portland, OR where drivers are very slow and passive aggression is a sport. Just plain frustrating to drive or ride in.
Came to California and feels like highway heaven. Heavy traffic is heavy traffic, but people drive like they have someplace to go and are motivated to get there.
Highway speed, lane sharing, u-turns and many other small details make such a difference.
Maybe it's the weather. People just seem happier here...
Back to top Go down
 
CHP Lane Splitting Guidelines
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Sign this U.S. lane splitting petition on Whitehouse.gov!
» Lane-splitting
» Lane-splitting Legislation
» Club Rules and Guidelines
» wr250r Sandy Lane Enduro NJ

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Honda Silver Wing Scooter Forum :: Riding :: Safety Section-
Jump to: