With all the excitement and talk about lane splitting there is a very small component of BCSB members who actually have split for any distance , and a smaller number who have split just a few times. I would expect that the majority of riders have never lane split.
Please post up if you have split for more than 100 mile s and what your assessment of the risk to riders is if splitting is allowed in BC.
If you haven't split for at least 100 miles please don't post in this thread.
These videos show the down side of lane splitting. If the government was ever to allow slitting this would be I believe a daily occurrence for a very long time.
I am in favour of lane splitting where it is currently legal and have been splitting for years, however the initial and ongoing carnage in BC will be horrific.
When you watch how fast this happens in the next series of videos.
Driver Denies hitting bike
Trucker Opens door
A Vancouver motorcyclist has already decided to make a movie of his or her version of lane splitting. There is nothing like winning the hearts and minds of your fellow road users. Note he/she doesn't know how to split and their situational awareness is slightly less than one expects from a Bentley with both an L and and N sticker.
If anyone know this ass hat please ask them to take this video down. I am sure that the Government is googling lane splitting Vancouver
and finally a "saving lives with loud pipes and music while splitting" video. Hilarious commentary and some classically bad HD riding
This is of course what we all dream of...following the CHP
In all seriousness the average California Commuter rides 12 months a year in pretty significant traffic, and the average European motorcyclist is a superior rider to the average NA rider.
Both of these riding cultures have had splitting for decades. The motorists in CA and Europe expect splitting and of course splitting by bicycles is also allowed.
Splitting is riding on the very edge even at 15 mph over slow or stopped traffic, it is not something for inexperienced riders or for riding quickly.
When you are splitting other faster bikes will be overtaking you and CHP will often run Code 3 while splitting. There is zero margin for error and your situational awareness needs to be turned way up. I am aware of the increased safety from less chance of being sandwiched, but there is still a lot of risk.
I am looking forward to hearing from other experienced splitters.
Where have you split?
Estimate the number of miles you have split ?
Do you split Two -up or solo?
What concerns you the most when splitting?
If splitting became legal in BC what would be your greatest concern?
Largest bike you have split on?
When you began to split what part on splitting was not what you expected?
If you were asked what things a rider needs to keep in mind to safely split, what would they be?