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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-07-2016, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Is this type of lane sharing legal?

Here's something I been wondering about lane splitting. I know some of you don't believe in lane splitting and it is illegal in some places, but for those places that it is legal. Is it legal to lane share on the edge of the road? So basically instead of riding in between cars, you are riding in between a car and the breakdown lane. You'll either be riding to the far right of the road or to the far left of the road. I'm guessing this would mostly apply to the highway since not all road have a breakdown lane or enough room on the side to do it safely.

I would think this is safer since you have more room to escape out of danger. You also have half as much the cars to filter through and to worry about, but is it legal. Is it legal only on the far right side, or far left side, or both, or neither?

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If I am correct the breakdown lane(or shoulder as its called here in the northeast)is for breakdowns and stopping only

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Well I'm not saying to blatantly ride in the breakdown lane. I'm saying you are still riding in the driving lane, but sharing it with another car. So you are not actually in the breakdown lane the whole time.

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Up here they ticket you for passing on the shoulder as your a moving vehicle

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Not sure about the shoulder being safer either that's where all the road debris collects. I'm all for passing between cars at a red light but on the highway not gonna happen.
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But lane sharing is illegal up there.

I want to know if this type of lane sharing is considered legal, in places where lane sharing is legal.

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Not sure on that

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Me too, hence the thread.

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If you're not actually riding over the white line on the shoulder, it should be legal. Keep in mind some cop might get you for "passing on the right" if such nomenclature exists in CA.
Also keep in mind many drivers, sitting on the left side of their vehicle are poor judges as to where the right side of their car or SUV is, and if you have not seen other bikers doing it, there is a chance a driver may not expect you to be there ....Riding through a cars blind spot is always risky.
However as I understand the "lane sharing" thing there, you can only do so when traffic is moving 15mph or slower. But I would concour that riding between two cars does sound more dangerous than riding next to only one.....

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From another CA rider, don't do that. Drivers aren't used to it, and it is usually looked at negatively by the police. There's an unspoken etiquette to lane splitting here, and that falls outside of it.

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