Montana Passes Motorcycle Lane-Filtering Legislation

Montana has become the third state to recognize lane filtering, with the Gov. Greg Gianforte’s signature on a bill legalizing filtering of motorcycles under certain conditions.

California Becomes First State to Legally Recognize Lane Splitting

Gov. Jerry Brown signed A.B. 51 into law recently, making California the first state to legally recognize lane splitting. The bill grants the California Highway Patrol the authority to develop and issue lane-splitting guidelines in consultation with motorcycle safety groups and riders.

California Assembly Vote Brings State Closer to Formally Authorized Lane Splitting

California is on track to become the first state to formally recognize lane splitting as a legal maneuver for motorcyclists. Assembly Bill 51, sponsored by Assembly members Bill Quirk and Tom Lackey, authorizes the California Highway Patrol to devise educational guidelines for splitting lanes.

UC Berkeley Study Shows Lane-Splitting Motorcyclists are Safer in Traffic

A new study by the University of California Berkeley shows that motorcyclists who split lanes in heavy traffic are significantly less likely to be struck from behind by other motorists and are less likely to suffer head or torso injuries, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

American Motorcyclist Association Supports Responsible Lane Splitting Legislation in Texas

The American Motorcyclist Association supports the efforts of Texas motorcyclists and politicians to enact laws during this legislative session that would permit riders to travel between cars using the maneuver commonly known as lane splitting. Two bills under consideration would legalize this practice.