Everywhere I go and rent a bike or watch other motorcyclists there it seems like paradise; car drivers are aware and always allow m/cycles through, lane splitting is legal, practiced, very safe and gives a HUGE advantage when travelling everywhere, towns and cities especially.
Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa and even California.
Some years ago I gave up and started riding like in any other civilised country and yes it is a great improvement except two things:
1- motorists seem to be all catatonic and when awake it seems they are annoyed like they would've lost some time or space, seemingly not realizing that letting m/cycle through relieves congestion and benefits everybody.
1- and of course, like almost everything which you do on our roads to make your travelling time the shortest, safest, most efficient and maybe even enjoyable, you become an instant criminal in eyes of the law and overzealous, many times stuffed with steroids and too frequently psychopatic (see Mr. Dziekanski case for instance) police. They do not care how left lane bandits, wide eyed soccer moms on cels, non yielding "drivers" etc. create an instant danger, but if you go 10 -15 km over limit on the empty road you are an instant violator and need to pay an insane amount of dollars for a ticket.
Too much digresion though.
All i want to ask, is there any organization, group of people or anybody who raises the question of an insane lane splitting prohibition?
I would be happy to join and make a cash contribution to the worthy cause.