Saturday, March 12, 2011

Motorcycle Lane Splitting is Just Unsafe

Motorcycle lane splitting is just plain unsafe. Please don't do it. The practice of motorcycle lane splitting is riding a motorcycle between lanes .It is only legal in the state of California.

Wikepedia give a good explanation and commentary on motorcycle lane splitting. It clears up misconceptions. In particular the famous Hurt report does not sanction lane splitting as a way to reduce rear end collision with motorists.

Riding a motorcycle between two lanes and consequntly between two cars inches from either side of you is obviously foolhardy and is just asking for trouble.

As the photo shows, if you are in Bangcock and you decide to take a motorcycle taxi you are in for a side splitting and lane splitting death defying ride. It's really no joke. A motorcyclist is just asking for abuse and injury by lanes plitting.

For help with an Ohio motorcycle accident or just to get your questions answered check out the Cincinnati motorcycle practice center by attorney Anthony Castelli