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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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