Congrats to Utah, now lane splitting/filtering is complete legal. - Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin Forum
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-01-2019, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Congrats to Utah, now lane splitting/filtering is complete legal.

Congratulations to Utah for being the second state in the US to make a law where the lane splitting/filtering is complete legal.
This is a big deal for riders here in the US.

More information here: https://dpsnews.utah.gov/utahs-new-lane-filtering-law/
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Good to have a source of good news here from a State legislature perspective. Last year we dropped from .08 to .05 percent legal alcohol limit, making Utah the lowest in the nation. One stiff drink and you are at risk. Local saying these days: Come to Utah on vacation, leave Utah on probation.
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Wish more states would wise up. Few things work stuck in either Houston or Miami traffic in the summer and you can't lane split to get through a little faster.
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Good news but they have made the rules very restrictive, not like in California: new Utah rules are actually lane filtering as it is only permitted in stationary traffic on a road posted at no higher than 45mph (72km/h) and at a maximum speed of 15mph (24km/h).
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Good news but they have made the rules very restrictive, not like in California: new Utah rules are actually lane filtering as it is only permitted in stationary traffic on a road posted at no higher than 45mph (72km/h) and at a maximum speed of 15mph (24km/h).
Well, but is something... I hope others states follow that... I live in LA and I LOVE to ride my motorcycle.
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Ok, folks, for what it is worth, there is no lane splitting law for or against in California. California code is such that if it is not specifically prohibited in statute, it is tolerated/permitted/not-illegal/whatever. The CHP has written some guidelines for if you do this here are the best practices, but if an accident occurs, it is the splitter that gets the ticket (assuming they are alive). Most other states, Oregon included, have a structure to their laws that if it is not specifically permitted in statute, then it is prohibited. I know it may seem like splitting hairs (no pun intended), but if you go to your respective state legislatures asking for splitting/filtering and say "it is legal in CA, you might get embarrassed, as the reality is that it is "not illegal". Speaking from spending 9 years on the Oregon Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety.

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I guess I should have added, this makes Utah the 1st state in the nation to pass a law that makes splitting/filtering legal.

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loads of filtering in the uk
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Ok, folks, for what it is worth, there is no lane splitting law for or against in California. California code is such that if it is not specifically prohibited in statute, it is tolerated/permitted/not-illegal/whatever. The CHP has written some guidelines for if you do this here are the best practices, but if an accident occurs, it is the splitter that gets the ticket (assuming they are alive). Most other states, Oregon included, have a structure to their laws that if it is not specifically permitted in statute, then it is prohibited. I know it may seem like splitting hairs (no pun intended), but if you go to your respective state legislatures asking for splitting/filtering and say "it is legal in CA, you might get embarrassed, as the reality is that it is "not illegal". Speaking from spending 9 years on the Oregon Governor's Advisory Committee on Motorcycle Safety.

I can't remember where I saw it, but I just read somewhere that California has lately specifically authorized filtering as legal. Not just tolerated.
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