Motorcycle Lane Splitting: A Literature Review

This report condenses the observations and conclusions from several recent studies conducted by government, industry, and private researchers. The potential risks and benefits of lane splitting and filtering for motorcycles in traffic were evaluated along with the available data on adoption and education of the public. Examination reveals that lane splitting at lower speeds significantly reduces the risk of crash and injury to motorcyclists with no increase in risk to other vehicle traffic. Further studies indicate that concerns regarding adoption of lane splitting in areas where it was previously banned are unfounded, and that existing strategies for educating the public about changes to the law are sufficient. As a result of these collective conclusions, this paper recommends that lane splitting be legalized for motorcycles riding in slow moving or stopped traffic.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 7p

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  • Accession Number: 01605673
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 27 2016 9:52AM