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You’re driving down 101 when suddenly a motorcyclist zooms past between you and the next car. Is that legal?

It’s called “splitting lanes,” and, yes, it’s legal. Or as CHP Officer Jon Sloat described it: “There’s no law that says it’s not.”

He said the motorcyclists can only do such passing between lanes, not on the shoulders, and only “as long as it’s safe” and they’re not speeding.

So the next time you’re contemplating changing lanes, check not only to the side and behind but for a lane splitter.

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  1. John M

    Lane splitting is NOT legal in the State of Michigan. In California, however, which prohibits lane splitting.

    http://www.2keller.com/library/michigan-motorcycle-laws.cfm

    February 5th, 2013 12:58 pm

  2. Chris

    I dont have a problem with it, if they get hit, they get hit. That’s the risk one takes to ride a motorcycle, we all know it. They sure know it too, because everyone of their friends and family told them not to get one. So wah wah…

    February 5th, 2013 2:42 pm

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