How and Why lane splitting is Safe and Good

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So as a new rider, I’ve not even tried Lane Splitting (known as filtering in the UK) yet. Needless to say it’s probably the...

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So as a new rider, I’ve not even tried Lane Splitting (known as filtering in the UK) yet. 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.

Thanks to YouTube recommendations, I found this awesome video about Lane Splitting, as well as the /DRIVE channel which seems to have a whole load of really great instructional and helpful videos.

Some of the key tips for Lane Splitting 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.
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