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Riding Proficiency Tips and suggestions for improving the rider's safety skills and riding techniques

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post #11 of 17 Old 12-14-2016, 11:39 PM
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The was an unfortunate CHP motor officer that saw a car coming up behind him at a high rate of speed. He hit his lights and the bugger still shoved him a 100 feet onto a rail track and killed him.
The perp was arested for DUI and man slaughter.
Rolling up between cars at stop signs seems a benign transgressiion. You could always argue safety at court.
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-15-2016, 08:19 AM
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-15-2016, 02:02 PM
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Sorry dude but giving Joe Citizen and LEO another reason to target motorcyclists doesn't help the cause. Write a letter to your congressman/start a petition - power in numbers!
I'd rather have more freedom than more stupid laws....distracted driving laws already exist, texting bans don't work, except to justify more tickets.

If you're going to write a letter, advocate legal lane splitting - it's demonstrably safer and studied to be so.
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 12:34 PM
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Texas Lane-Splitting

I am the biggest supporter of lane-splitting, but I have only done it in California in situations where it is legal. If you are filtering in Texas, there is a good chance that some vigilante motorist will decide that you shouldn't be allowed to do that and try to stop you--and not in a polite way. It is certainly reasonable to want to protect yourself from being rear-ended or something similar, but I would probably just squeeze between the cars directly in front of me instead of going all the way to the front. Maybe give the drivers a friendly wave to convince them that you aren't trying to cut in front of them. I have seen some scary situations where a motorist believes that the appropriate response to a motorcyclist cutting in front of them is to attempt to commit vehicular manslaughter. Also, as others have said, it's harder to make the case for legal lane-splitting when we do it illegally. The public doesn't understand the safety aspect, they just want motorcyclists to follow the same rules that they have to. They won't even listen to our case if they think we're just a bunch of selfish jerks who want to cut the line. That being said, motorcyclists are going to continue to split lanes just as motorists are going to continue to talk on their damn phones. Just be safe out there.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 12:38 PM
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I prefer legalized passing on double yellow (like Vermont) over lane splitting
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-21-2016, 02:04 PM
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Reminds me of the monkey cucumber grape experiment on ted talks. Moto gets the grape, cager throws a fit.

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