Is Lane filtering safe?
Conclusion. Lane filtering, that is a rider sharing a lane with a car in slow traffic, is significantly safer for both rider and drivers than a motorcycle hidden in traffic. This is especially true when drivers are educated of this fact.
Can motorcycles ride on the shoulder?
Is It Legal for Motorcyclists to Drive on the Shoulder of a Roadway? No, riding in the shoulder isn’t legal (except in Hawaii as described above). The shoulder may look inviting in stop-and-go rush hour traffic, but it is not legal in the vast majority of the United States.
Is filtering legal?
Following Hawaii and California, Utah has just become the third state to legalize filtering. Last week, the state governor signed House Bill 149, which legalizes filtering on roads with a speed limit of 45 mph or less, with at least two lanes in one direction. Motorcycles must move at 15 mph or less while filtering.
What states allow lane filtering?
In the U.S., only California allowed the practice for many years, though it was not legally sanctioned until 2016. (Two studies in 2014 showed that the practice is safe.) In 2018, Utah became the second state to legally recognize lane splitting.