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Old 05-04-2012, 11:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post

I'm a big fan of motorcycles, but I'm not a fan of lane splitting. That said, I'd probably do it a lot if I were on one. Regardless of one's risk tolerance, I think "if you think you can fit" is a bad traffic policy.
As I said I'm in favor of it but I am surprised no one has mentioned when motorcycles hit car's side view mirrors. Your post is the closest it's come. The corollary to opening the car door to hurt the motorcyclist is the motorcyclist smashing your side view mirror as it goes by ... and then it keeps going.

I had pretty wide handle bars (and I liked it that way) but it made the splitting harder for me and stopped me from splitting in places that were too tight.


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