You forgot "unsafe."
It would appear, however, that some riders and most car drivers consider lane splitting UNETHICAL. That is, unethical in the same sense as cutting in line. While I can understand why individuals would compare lane-splitting with cutting in line, the comparison is generally made with ignorance...that is, not being educated on certain facts.
Regardless, this thread, multiple threads prior to it, comments from my friends about smacking bikes using doors and a hypothetical video have all pointed towards one thing: regardless of the lawful, ethical and moral state of lane splitting; it is DAMNED unsafe in Canada because you can and will get your *** hurt and have little to no means of compensation even if somebody's intention was to kill you.
Last edited by 油井緋色; 03-07-2013 at 11:34 AM.
You forgot "unsafe."
No I didn't, it's in the 3rd paragraph
In many cases there is little real scientific data to back that something is or isn't unsafe, but rather there may be a a perception by those that either make or influence laws that something is unsafe.
There is a cart and horse thing with lane splitting: since it isn't allowed no one is used to it, but if it isn't allowed how does anyone get used to it? I have done it in California and it is kind of neat and saved a lot of time but I was nowhere near as aggressive at it as riders are down there. I personaly think it shoud be phased in here (as shoud allowing motorcycles to ride solo in HOV lanes on provincial highways) as it has so many benifits, but would agree that lane splitting would need a lot of education of both drivers and riders before it would be practical here.
And for the record I don't do it here, never have, just did it in California. Lane splitting is not high on my priority list of things to fight for here. I would love to see lane filtering in Ontario as it woudl be pretty easy to allow and would be much safer (but haven't done that either.)
How exactly did California and European countries get lanesplitting passed?
Did the Governator really play a huge role in it?
Last edited by Rob MacLennan; 03-07-2013 at 02:30 PM.
*EDIT* Oh, and as always HTA 172.