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Old 01-14-2021, 05:14 PM   #1
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WA considering lanesplitting!!

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https://advrider.com/f/threads/wa-la...ation.1483477/

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Old 01-15-2021, 09:23 AM   #2
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Judy Clibborn finally retired, so there's an iota of hope, but not much more.

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Old 01-15-2021, 09:49 AM   #3
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It's too restrictive but something is movement in the right direction. We would expect that other states would follow California's lead as they typically do. Can't we get one good thing during end times?
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:02 AM   #4
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I'm thinking of like like medical and then legal weed. Cali is an outlier right now, but if another state moves in this direction, even with an imperfect law, it one more step in the direction of greater adoption.
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Old 01-15-2021, 11:26 AM   #5
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Haven't they passed it twice already only to have it overturned by their "roads committee" or something like that?

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Old 01-15-2021, 01:05 PM   #6
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I'll believe it when I see it. It's so annoying because every time it comes up, everyone cries about safety because a motorcycle will scare a driver and cause an accident. I only split lanes for two years for an old job, but never did I cause any accident simply going between two cars only slightly higher than their own speeds.

I never had the opportunity to ride a bike in Washington, but I watched others and it was so annoying because we're all just stuck in dead stop traffic because of traffic lights on speedway and these guys just need to wait.

Was definitely something on my mind when I was contemplating moving there these past few months.
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:23 PM   #7
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I never had the opportunity to ride a bike in Washington, but I watched others and it was so annoying because we're all just stuck in dead stop traffic because of traffic lights on speedway and these guys just need to wait.
I lived in CA, then moved to WA for 4 years, and later moved back to CA.

Any attempt to legalize lane-splitting in WA would have to contend with the legendarily passive-aggressive behavior of WA drivers. Esp in Seattle. I spoke to a guy who was newly arrived in Seattle from California, and he told me he got doored twice while trying to lane-split on the 520 floating bridge - a road that is in dire need of legal lane-splitting if ever there were one.
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It's nuts how entitled people are. And for riders willingly going to ride in the rain, which is a good majority of the year, only to get screwed over by people that are mad they have to sit in traffic and wait.

The last time I visited, I was observing a rider to see how I would get by without lane splitting, and he would weave through cars at an angle so that he wasn't technically lane splitting.

There are obvious benefits to lane splitting, and we do just fine in California, why can't this spread out farther.
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Old 05-03-2021, 01:13 PM   #9
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It's nuts how entitled people are. And for riders willingly going to ride in the rain, which is a good majority of the year, only to get screwed over by people that are mad they have to sit in traffic and wait.

The last time I visited, I was observing a rider to see how I would get by without lane splitting, and he would weave through cars at an angle so that he wasn't technically lane splitting.

There are obvious benefits to lane splitting, and we do just fine in California, why can't this spread out farther.
not to mention several countries in Europe have been allowing it for decades.
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