Lane Sharing – DMV and CHP remove guidelines

Lane Sharing Guidelines Taken Down

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) previously took down their recommendations for lane sharing safely. Now the California Department of of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has done the same.

This does not mean that lane sharing, or lane “splitting,” can not be done safely, but it does mean that these departments want to be careful about encouraging an activity that may be difficult to do safely.

Lane splitting language will not be included in the 2015 Driver’s Handbook, and is off their website.  In it’s place is a notice that a complaint was filed to the Office of Administrative Law on the grounds that there is no formal rule making process for lane sharing recommendations, therefore should not be published by the CHP or DMV Link to DMV page.

All that remainds is few general safety reminders, including

  • Watch your speed—a motorcycle collision is highly likely to cause injury or death
  • Assume people in cars do not see you.
  • Avoid blind spots in other vehicles, particularly large trucks

Where to go Now for Safety Guidelines?

You can still download the 2015 Motorcycle handbook  here, click to directly download PDF from DMV site, which still contains the lane splitting recommendations.

Refer to the other lane sharing and land splitting posts in this blog.

 

6 thoughts on “Lane Sharing – DMV and CHP remove guidelines

  1. I’m not that much of a online reader to be honest but your sites really nice,
    keep it up! I’ll go ahead and bookmark yolur site to come back
    in the future. All the best

    Feell free to visit my blog web page (Vivian)

  2. You’ll be able to surely visit skills from the paintings you write. The whole world desires for a lot more ardent authors just like you who are not worried to mention the way they imagine. On a regular basis focus on the soul.

  3. A DOUBLE bar means it needs a specific machine wool-wash.
    But if there are a number of appliances in your house that are using electricity
    even if you’re not using them, the amount of wasted
    energy becomes significant. They prevent germs and small insects from getting stuck to your
    washed clothes and perhaps one of the best advantages is that you can easily supervise the drying
    process.

Leave a Reply