Legally Move Past California Traffic
In 2016, California become the first state to officially legalize lane splitting. Before, it was not considered illegal but there were no regulations. Therefore, passing the California Lane Splitting Law enabled California Highway Patrol to define legal versus illegal lane splitting. Still the law does not guarantee safety for riders or drivers. Both need to follow smart driving techniques to be able to share the road and protect against accidents.
California Vehicle Code 21658.1 defines motorcycle lane splitting (also called lane filtering, lane sharing, or whitelining) as “means driving a motorcycle, that has two wheels in contact with the ground, between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane, including on both divided and undivided streets, roads, or highways.” California Lane Splitting Law gives motorcycles the ability to move past traffic and avoid road hazards.