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PostSubject: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 5:50 am

Hi All!

I have just been reading a scary article about the dirty tactics that French traffic police employ to catch bikers lane-splitting which incurs a €90 on the spot fine and 3 points on your license! In Austria all bikes (including myself) lane-split with no problem! So, I was just wondering if any of our European members here know in which E.U. countries (apart from France), lane splitting is illegal?

I set off on my E.U. tour on Thursday and really want to be informed of the laws to avoid any nasty fines!

Thanks in advance Smile

SteVe
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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 5:59 am

Not illegal here but if you ride to the front of a queue at traffic-lights you should be as far over to the left as possible - in other words you are not supposed to ride between lanes. No-one seems to take much notice, though, and 99% of drivers get out of the way.
Incidentally, although I guess you'll be on motorways through Belgium, it is legal to ride in bus-lanes unless there's a sign forbidding it.
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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 6:38 am

Not legal in Washington state but is done in California all the time.

Express lanes are legal for motorcycles AND....

Washington State Ferries will always load motorcyclist first... and if you get there 1 minute before the ferry leaves, you can get on as there is always room on the ferry for a motorcycle. Sometimes those lines get long for cars, but not for us.



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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 8:40 am

You should be OK in France, you haven't got a GB licence plate to attract Le Plods attention. I'm not sure about the legalities of lane-splitting in Germany, especially when you get into the mysterious weird autobahn tailbacks that go on for miles. All the bikers seem to lane-split and most motorists are pretty good about it, but you do get the occasional clown that will deliberately narrow the gap when they see you coming.
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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 11:26 am

No restriction in Greece also.Don' t know in case of an accident what the isurance will
do.Bus lanes are
legal for motorcycles too.
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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 10, 2012 8:24 pm

In California lane-splitting is legal but here in Arizona (neighboring state) it is not legal... Go figure.
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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 29, 2012 12:26 am

Started riding in 1963. Many bikes, many adventures. Lost quite a few
friends who were on their bikes when they left us. One was lane splitting. it isn't safe. It pisses off drivers in their cages. It is possible, with some insurance, if you do have an accident and live through it, they won't cover it.
Soooooo ride safe and live to ride another day.. and relax. It is getting
crazier every day.
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PostSubject: Re: Lane-splitting   Lane-splitting I_icon_minitimeFri Jun 29, 2012 1:37 am

It's legal here in California and I will split lanes when needed. I'm from Illinois, where it is not legal, and I wish it was legal there. If you do it safely it is ok to do, IMO. If a driver is caught trying to 'cut-off' a m/c rider they will get a ticket and maybe more. The ones that have cut off m/c's (and causing any injuries) or opened their doors to make the riders crash, some have been charged with very severe charges, i.e. attempted manslaughter and such.
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