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Help ME, Help YOU. lane share!

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by starshooter10, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. So, I'm a CA native... and for years I've shared/split lanes, its amazing.

    Now that I'm rooted in OR I want to really dig my heels in and promote lane sharing

    So I ask you PNW send me all the info you can on lane splitting:
    studies!! (this is a MUST) (anyone have the HURT report in PDF?)
    letters of support (or any letter for that matter)
    and if you have any documentation reguarding lane splitting (town halls return letters from you state reps)

    the more info you send the better!

    The key to getting lane sharing legalized is in 5 easy things:
    educating ourselves as well as the non moto riders
    sticking together and showing support
    petitioning to our reps that THIS is what we want!
    centralizing all riders and info
    getting the word out!

    I should have a website and possibly a forum up in ~2 weeks
    if any of you think you may be helpful in anyway please let me know.

    while Im sure some of you dont approve of lane splitting, this is about legalizing it for those who DO.

    lets keep it on topic - getting information centralized to me.

    Do not go back and forth about pros and cons. we already have enough threads about that
  2. I believe lane "sharing" is legal in Oregon.. It's lane splitting we need to focus on.
    Avboden likes this.

  3. I lane split in every country and every state I've ridden in.
    Just start doing it.
  4. It is not.... Yet.

    yeah down under?

    in the states its only legal in CA and one other... I think a 3rd state is about to make it legal, or just did...
  5. Hey starshooter, good to see you'll be working on this in Oregon! I wish you luck; we'll need it both there and here in WA. Here's a link to a study the Oregon DOT did in the summer of 2010:

    It's the most recent material out there. In a nutshell, it recommends more study. BTW, lane-sharing/filtering/splitting is only legal in CA currently, no other state allows it. In those states whose laws don't specifically mention it (like New Jersey), law enforcement will ticket you for reckless driving or similar. A bill in Arizona passed in 2010 but was vetoed by the governor. A bill also failed in Texas.

    It has recently been recommended to me to try to introduce two bills, not one. One for lane-sharing and one for filtering. That way, it keeps each bill short and also keeps one potentially alive if the other dies.

    Also look at this site if you haven't already:

    The info is not always up to date but it's worth a look.

    Keep me posted on how you're doing and what actions you're taking. If we both can say that the other's state is also trying to legalize it, perhaps that will help a little.
  6. No mate, in every Country and every State, that includes the United States of America.

    I cannot understand why you wouldn't lane split, it makes no sense at all to "drive" a motorcycle as if it were a two wheeled car, and for the life of me I just don't get the bitter opposition from some other riders.

    Maybe they've never lane split?
    I dunno.
  7. actually I intend to make this site mostly OR/WA but I plan on making it a liberary of facts for all people who wish to push for lane sharing in their state!

    CA actually does NOT have a law allowing it, yet no lows preventing it. most states have laws about 2 vehicles in the same lane... thus illegal.
  8. also Klavdy, your right... most lawmakers have never ridden a motorcycle before, and it makes their job difficult, I personally have about 10 years on a bike.. everyone splitting. this is why im pushing to make it legal in my new state
  9. except the cage was breaking the law by jumping out of an HOV lane not at an entrance. In CA there are designated areas where you can enter or exit an HOV lane. When ever a car breaks the law and gets into a collision with a bike the bike is gonna get the worst of it.
  10. This is why there are so many misconceptions about lane-sharing.
  11. DGA

    DGA Moderator Staff Member

    Valiant effort Vince. Your biggest obstacle with be educating the non-moto folks, i.e. drivers. Have you seen how people drive up here? :angry7:
  12. Lone Rider

    Lone Rider Streetfighter

    LOL, have you seen how they drive in the land of fruits and nuts???!!!!
  13. PeteN95

    PeteN95 Moderator Staff Member

    I assume you mean CA? And they drive a lot better than the average WA driver in my experience!
  14. Why yes I do drive better than people here :nana I also make sure when I see a bike I give them room ;) and Pete... I still lane share here too hehe :mfclap:
  15. DGA

    DGA Moderator Staff Member

    Sure have. If they drove like Oregon and Washington drivers, cars would be parked on the freeways.
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  16. do WA and OR have freeways?

    I though everything north of CA was just a wide street rated at 35MPH.... thats what my speedo says anyway :p
  17. DGA

    DGA Moderator Staff Member

    So what you do'n up here fruit and nut boy? :thefinge:
  18. Helping my girl pay her moms mortgage :|

    her and I both agree though that we should have stayed back in CA where I had a job :\ since the move i've pretty much dumped my savings into this stupid house and still dont have the best work...

    I can at least make it barable up here with lane sharing lol
  19. starshooter, i'm with you on this one!!! i'm a student at PSU and was formerly involved in aspsu (student government) so i can start networking a bit if you want some help. i can also start getting the word out there via college students. this is awesome, something we sorely need!
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