The California Highway Patrol has released its long-awaited tips for motorcyclists who split lanes in traffic.
The recommendations were authorized under A.B. 51, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D) in 2016. The law, sponsored by Assemblymembers Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Tom Lackey (R- Palmdale), is the first legislative recognition of lane splitting, in which motorcyclists ride between lanes of stopped or slowed traffic.
The CHP tips include information for motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles.
Safety tips for motorcyclists include:
Messages for other vehicle drivers include:
CHP safety tips for all motorists include:
The CHP warns that splitting lanes can be dangerous and should not be performed by inexperienced riders.
Download the CHP document here:
CHP Lane Splitting Tips