Thank you! You saved me from having to explain this. I personally miss being able to split lanes. As a California Native, now living in Washington, nothing irks me more than sitting in traffic!it's actually a misconception that lane-splitting was always legal in california. it wasn't legal or illegal, rather it fell in this gray area where if you didn't ride in between cars like a jerkoff the cops would let you do it reasonably. the lane-splitting law was only officially passed in California this summer.
I heard Washington has been considering it, but I think it's going to be a few decades before we see any change. General public drivers just hate it too much, and many people still talk about opening doors on riders and crap like that. And the only real excuse they have right now for acting like that is "it's illegal", because their egos can't handle somebody being able to do something that they are not allowed to do. In order for new laws to pass, usually the public has to be behind it....and right now they're not.That's the dream. Hopefully everyone else catches on soon.
Actually!! I haven't been following it closely but did a bit of research. The Bill is being pushed as we speak. So it might actually become legal here in Texas. I haven't had a chance to talk to any police officers here and see how they feel about it (Majoring in criminology) but again its all about discretion.It's really sad that it is not legal in Texas but I understand that the people here are not accustomed to such things and would either react aggressively or defensively, either of which could end disastrously.