So as a new rider, I’ve not even tried Filtering yet (known as Lane Splitting in the US). Needless to say it’s probably the thing I’m least confident about attempting. As a car driver, I’d often wondered about its safety, or even its legality.
Now I can’t speak for anywhere else in the world, but here in the UK it is legal. I probably should be doing it, and I will start to learn now that I’ve seen this video below.
Some of the key tips for Filtering taken from this video.
- Beware of gaps in traffic
- Paint has less traction
- Cover your brakes
- Stop within the Driver’s field of vision
- Watch Driver’s blind spots.