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Could Arizona Legalizing Lane Splitting Help Convince Colorado to Do It Too?

Arizona has become the latest state to take up legislation on the controversial practice of lane splitting. Also known as lane sharing, this maneuver allows motorcyclists to ride in between congested lanes of traffic. So far, California is the only state in the U.S. to allow this maneuver, but does that mean other states like Colorado could legalize lane splitting?  Is Arizona Lane Splitting a Gateway for Other States?  Since officially legalizing the practice of lane sharing back in 2016, many had believed that states would follow California’s example. This has not been the case as state after state has introduced lane splitting bills and voted/vetoed them down. Here in Colorado, the most recent effort to legalize lane splitting was voted down in a Colorado House Committee. This hasn’t stopped advocates from continuing to push.  Arizona State Senator David Farnsworth was contacted by one of his constituents, and though he’s not “enthusiastic” about the lane…
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What Are the Leading Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are much more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. This is due to the relative lack of protection afforded to motorcyclists. While protective gear can help, motorcyclists still risk serious injury when on the road. Here is a brief list of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes and how to make sure you don’t end up in one. The left turn accident. These accidents account for 42 percent of all accidents involving a motorcycle and a car. Left turn accidents occur when a motorcyclist is going through an intersection, passing a car or trying to overtake the car and is struck by a car. While these accidents occur for cars as well, motorcyclists are at higher risk because they are harder to see. To avoid these accidents, always use caution when crossing intersections and don’t rely on other people using their…
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Could Lane Splitting Be Spreading?

Back in school, teachers taught you a lesson that has probably stuck with you your entire life—don’t cut in line. You’ve used this rule in such places as the bank, your local fast food joint, and while driving in traffic. But what if not cutting in line actually put someone’s life at risk? This is the question many lawmakers have struggled with while considering the legalization of lane splitting, and now that California has legalized the maneuver, it could spread. Could Spreading Lane Splitting Help Improve Motorcycle Safety? In Olympia, Washington, SB 5378 was brought to state legislators as a solution to traffic congestion and motorcycle safety concerns. It would have allowed motorcyclists to filter in between lanes on state highways, and it also had an expiration date of July 31, 2019. However, the bill faces stiff opposition from law enforcement, who believe the practice unsafe. That’s not how motorcyclists…
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