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View Poll Results: How do you feel about lane splitting motorcyclists?
I am fine with it. I try to give them room. 13 38.24%
I don't even think twice about it. 9 26.47%
It pisses me off. They should follow the rules that are made for cars. 11 32.35%
I want to ram them with my car, damn motorcyclists! 1 2.94%
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Every time one goes by I cringe. I just expect for someone to try and change lanes right in front of them and the motorcycle rider doesn't have time to stop. I just worry for their safety and think a lot of riders go too fast. I think that it's great that it's legal in some states.

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Old 05-03-2012, 11:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not legal in any state but CA. I wish it was. But since it is not, I do not agree with those who do it. Gotta play by the rules.

In regards to the air-cooled bike comment.... gotta get on the shoulder, turn it off, and let it cool down. Those are the breaks
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It doesn't really bother me that many of them are breaking the law by doing it, but the other day when it happened to me it was offensively loud. Not to mention, in this case of the guy doing it, it really did not make much sense, he split lanes between me and another car, just to pace our speed in front of us. If they want to do it, it's up to them, but I think it seems pretty dangerous.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:18 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I too, would get tired of the Harley blat; but if loud pipes safes lives, a well timed blat
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uld prevent a lane change door smash. Harley's aren't cheap!

I don't think above a walking pace speed differential would be advisable.

Some people are as mean as they are asleep.
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but if loud pipes safes lives,
Well that's an "if" that's bigger than the Grand Canyon.

I would LMAO if a biker did that blat next to somebody and it caused the cage to veer into them with grievous results. Safety schmafety!
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Everyone else seems to be a big cry baby, because they are stuck in a car that is taking up to much space.
So I was at the grocery store looking down my nose at all those idiots with their rolling cages full of food, stuck in a long line for the checkout. I looked down at the basket I was carrying and decided that there was plenty of room in the aisle for me to get past those slugs. So I smugly walked past everybody and took my rightful place at the head of the line. One lady behind me expressed some shock, but I calmly explained to her about traffic congestion and efficient use of space. She didn't seem convinced, but by then my groceries were getting rung up and I moved on with my life.

Some people just don't understand efficiency.
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So I was at the grocery store looking down my nose at all those idiots with their rolling cages full of food, stuck in a long line for the checkout. I looked down at the basket I was carrying and decided that there was plenty of room in the aisle for me to get past those slugs. So I smugly walked past everybody and took my rightful place at the head of the line. One lady behind me expressed some shock, but I calmly explained to her about traffic congestion and efficient use of space. She didn't seem convinced, but by then my groceries were getting rung up and I moved on with my life.

Some people just don't understand efficiency.
Haha!!

That's a whole other topic for discussion. People act wayyyyyy different while driving than they would, say, standing in line at a supermarket.
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I do that, it's called the express lane at the grocery store!

The thing about lane splitting is it doesn't cause the rest of the traffic to go any slower and if everyone who didn't lane split had to sit in line as well it would mean that there is more traffic, so it would go slower, so while the other people at the grocery store might not like you walking past them so you can go to the express lane (10 items or less) I'm sure they would rather have you do that then stand in front of them with everyone else who only has a few things to ring up, causing the whole works to slow down.
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I am lane splitting in France, it is not legal but most of us do it when there is traffic. Actually they are starting to work on legalizing it under certain circumstances > the People won.

Anyway some motorbike drivers are doing it stupidly and I can't blame people for being pissed off BUT acting deliberately against their motion just because the offended driver can't be hurt in his car just disgusts me ...
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I do that, it's called the express lane at the grocery store!
Express lanes are great, except in this analogy. They are the grocery store's equivalent of an HOV lane, which motorcycles should be allowed in everywhere. This thread isn't about who gets to use the HOV lane.

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