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post #1 of 13 Old 05-08-2018, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Lane Splittin....Euro style

Saw this on another forum....should generate some good discussion.


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post #2 of 13 Old 05-08-2018, 08:31 PM
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I was in Europe for the first 26 years of my life. This isn’t “Europe style”. In the UK, it’d be speeding and dangerous driving if he was caught (and fortunately police are allowed to chase motorbikes again, helmet or not).


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the title is misleading...should be changed to european hooliganism on two wheels...


None the less i agree with lane splitting/filtering... Riding a motorcycle in france in summer is the best When i worked there, shortened my 25km commute to 20min with filtering vs 45min+ with car...
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Completely insane. He is what Dr's call a MOD. Mobile organ donor.
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Watch google’s IO presentation on their progress with Waymo. That is bloody incredible. Their AI could perceive a car blow through the lights while it was halfway through itself and predict that it was gonna carry on, so it was able to stop in time, all within a split second.

In other news, I got pulled over for lane splitting actual European style. The NYPD Highway Officer let me off with a warning “even though it’s ok where you’re from, it isn’t here”. Probably helped that I was only doing 5-10mph through standstill traffic round the corner and was apologetic as shit, but still. Very annoying.


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Hate to be the wet blanket but in my mind, there are two kinds of lane splitters -- or filterers (1) Those who have been squeezed into the side of a 4 wheel vehicle or smacked an opening door and (2) Those who are gonna find themselves in that mess.

Given the low attention of most drivers and their pre-occupation with things other than what's gone on around them, it just makes no sense to put yourself in a position which heightens your risk of ending up under somebody's car--regardless of how much time it saves. Being in the ER and physical therapy eats up big chunks of time.

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post #9 of 13 Old 05-11-2018, 12:50 PM
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Lane Splittin....Euro style

Eh. 1 and 2 need to work on their awareness then.

I like the advisories by the CHP (just mine are more conservative still), since yesterday, I’ve added to them:

-only filter when traffic is under 15mph
-never filter more than 10 mph faster than traffic
-continuously scan vehicles to the sides and make sure you’re not in blind spots
-always check for police in front and behind
-never filter if I can’t see round the corner (the new one)


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post #10 of 13 Old 05-11-2018, 01:55 PM
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Well, given those restrictions, you might as well stay in your place in traffic and not be run over.

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So lane filtering is legal in Australia but you can still be fined if done incorrectly.
It's been made legal since it's been proven to reduce motorcycle accidents in slow moving traffic and allows motorcyclists to get to the front of traffic at the lights.
It must be done in slow moving or stationary traffic. Must filter safely and at speeds no greater than 30kmph or 20mph. Cannot be done between vehicle and road edge.
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Well rats!! No "filtering" up the shoulder? That wrecks all the fun!!

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post #13 of 13 Old 05-11-2018, 04:29 PM
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In Queensland we can filter on the road shoulder on highways, but only if the speed limit is 90Klm's or more, and you can't go over 30Klm's per hour. I only filter at the lights when the cars are stopped anyway. You start to realise how precious life is as you get older, when we were young we thought we were invincible and knew it all.

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