I'm with Garry on this subject...To the best of my limited knowledge, on Kalifornia allows lane splitting and filtering to the front of the line at stops etc.
I wish it were legal everywhere...Remember, just because you can do it, does not mean you must do it...freedom of choice
Also to be best of my limited knowledge, the accident statistics from Kalifornia, show no significant increase nor decrease on a per million mile basis with legal lane splitting and filtering, as compared to other states that do not allow it.
I spent a year in Kalifornia one week
and it does seem to be more efficient, cagers are used to it, everyone seems to get along, bikes just get along a little faster
From the CHP website:
"Can motorcycle riders "split" lanes and ride between other vehicles?"
"Lane splitting by motorcycles is permissible but must be done in a safe and prudent manner."
There's the rub...that little nasty "safe and prudent" clause...leaves the subject to the officers discretion...
Lane splitting and filtering is just another skill one learns, not significantly different than other skills learned to operate a bike safely
So Garry, when are you becoming a STowner?