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Motorcyclists break the law when riding between lanes

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 26, 2013

~~<p><strong>Question</strong>: I recently was in my car at the intersection of Kaneohe Bay Drive and Kame&shy;ha&shy;meha Highway near the Windward City Shopping Center, waiting at the stoplight for my turn to proceed. Many other drivers also were waiting their turns. A motorcyclist drove up from behind us, maneuvered between the lines of waiting cars and proceeded to the front of the line. I was appalled at such behavior. Later that evening, while in my car waiting at the Castle Junction intersection, another motorcyclist did the same thing. Is a motorcyclist legally allowed to do this?</p>
<p><strong>Answer</strong>: &ldquo;Lane splitting,&rdquo; in which motorcycles go between lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic, is allowed in California but is prohibited in Hawaii and all other states.</p>
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Question: I recently was in my car at the intersection of Kaneohe Bay Drive and Kame­ha­meha Highway near the Windward City Shopping Center, waiting at the stoplight for my turn to proceed. Many other drivers also were waiting their turns. A motorcyclist drove up from behind us, maneuvered between the lines of waiting cars and proceeded to the front of the line. I was appalled at such behavior. Later that evening, while in my car waiting at the Castle Junction intersection, another motorcyclist did the same thing. Is a motorcyclist legally allowed to do this?

Answer: “Lane splitting,” in which motorcycles go between lanes of stopped or slow-moving traffic, is allowed in California but is prohibited in Hawaii and all other states. Login for more...



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