Lane Splitting: Should it be legal in California?
The death of a Corona motorcyclist who was lane-splitting on Highway 91 on Monday, May 20, sparked a debate among readers over whether the practice should be legal.
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#1 May 21, 2013
I see motorcycle accidents happen for a variety of reasons, but most often, the rider is following the laws/rules of the road, but another driver doesn't see them. I suggest that riders not only follow the laws/rules of the road, but also try to make themself as visible as possible to all drivers on the road.
#2 May 21, 2013
Very sad! My husband witnessed this very horrific and gruesome accident on his way home from work yesterday. He was only 10 cars back from the actual impact. No one wants to see something so horrific. Lane splitting should not be legal in California. Our sympathies go out to the family of this poor young man.
#3 May 22, 2013
As a Victim of a motorcycle wreck on the 91, and an avid rider for over 15 years, I can say that it should be legal. People need to be aware of motorcycles on the road, YOU DO NOT OWN THE ROAD!!!! Since My accident I do not commute on my bike anymore, so I get to observe all the idoits putting on make up and talking on their cell phones. Thats what causes the bike accidents. According to the DMV handbook, and drivers test, you are supposed to check your mirrors EVERY 3 SECONDS. People that do not do this, and cause motorcycle wrecks should have their licenses suspended. I was hit by an escalade who decided to change lanes in gridlock traffic without looking in his mirror. My Pelvis was shattered, and my tibula and ankle were smashed. Not I cannot run and play with my two young children all because this idiot couldn't look in his mirror. If you can;t follow the rules of the road, then don't drive.
#4 May 27, 2013
I agree that motorcycles don't follow the rules of the road, and unfortunately, they get killed. Today I witnessed a dead man laying in the center divider of the freeway. The coroner hadn't shown up yet & the tarp was barely covering this guy. Do motorcyclist fly down steep terrain on rainy days think they are being safe?it was so so sad. Be careful out there. I could've done without what I saw today.
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