California Highway Patrol Releases Endorsed Lane Splitting Guidelines

CHP goes on record about lane filtering by motorcyclists. Learn more at

Steven M. Sweat‘s insight:

As a motorcycle accident attorney in Los Angeles, I have mixed feelings about lane splitting. I think it is good that the California DMV has released these guidelines.  I have no issues with lane splitting at safe speeds and at certain times as I feel this is and should be one of the advantages of riding a bike especially in urban traffic.  However, lane splits become dangerous at higher rates of speed and the guidelines point that out.

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