California is the only state in the country that allows lane-splitting. Motorcycles engage in this maneuver by passing between two vehicles, driving with the flow of traffic. Lane-splitting can be done when traffic is moving at a slow pace, at a complete standstill, or to allow a motorcycle to pass through. Although legal in California, it is still essential for motorcyclists to obey other traffic laws and ensure they are performing this maneuver safely. Other motorists on the road should also be aware of riders who are lane-splitting to help prevent collisions.
Whether you’re a new or experienced rider, motorcycle accidents happen. The NHSTA reports motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic accidents in 2020. Mistakes happen but on a motorcycle those mistakes can have serious consequences. Here’s ten of the most common mistakes motorcyclists make that cause accidents.
There’s nothing like the joy and freedom you feel while riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are also economical and easy to park. But there’s no avoiding the fact that motorcycles aren’t as safe as passenger vehicles.
Although it may not sound like a big deal, road rash is a serious injury that may have severe medical consequences when left untreated. Road rash causes scarring, infection, and damaged tissue and it can even be fatal.
Motorcycle accidents often leave the rider with significant injuries, making it impossible to both work and sometimes even complete everyday tasks. Given that most motorcycle accidents occur as the result of negligence on the part of the other vehicle driver, your accident should be investigated by a San Diego motorcycle accident attorney immediately.
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Riding a motorized scooter such as those offered by Lime, Bird, and other companies are fun but riders must comply with the California Motor Vehicle Code or face a ticket. According to Vehicle Code section 21235, any person operating a motorized scooter must have a valid driver’s license or instruction permit and:
Riding a motorcycle can be a thrilling experience and there’s no better place to ride than Southern California, with mild dry weather and miles of the open road. Motorcycles also have more practical benefits too, such as better gas mileage and easier parking.
California has become the first US state to legalize lane sharing. Lane splitting, or lane sharing, is the practice of riding a motorcycle between lanes occupied by cars. It’s a common practice on freeways and city streets alike. You may have thought the practice was illegal, but it was really in a gray area because it was never specifically outlawed in the California Vehicle Code. That’s all changed now that California has become the first US state in which lane-splitting is formally legalized.
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