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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #80 on: February 18, 2013, 08:45:35 pm »
I've also sent him an email, will publish it with his reply when I receive it.  :thumleft:

I don't think he thought this one through, and I don't think he counted on the response his thought is generating. The more constructive inputs the better  :thumleft:
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #81 on: February 18, 2013, 09:56:30 pm »
This is just a publicity stunt.  I cant see that Capetown will have a different set of rules for traffic than the rest of
the country.
There is a national traffic law in place, it is not too shabby.....

A different set of rules will be too confusing, especially for tourists
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #82 on: February 18, 2013, 10:04:41 pm »
Why doesnt he start by formally approving and maybe even making it law for bikers to carry a coloured headlight cover in the daytime 
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #83 on: February 18, 2013, 11:04:06 pm »
Just seen this thread now. This truly is a pretty Screwed-up Idea of wanting to get "Lane Splitting" banned. :patch: :patch:

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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2013, 11:08:53 pm »
The only place in the States where lane splitting is legal, California, just published a set of rules the govern it. Quite simple really -  read them here - http://bit.ly/XxIRJb

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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #85 on: February 18, 2013, 11:09:43 pm »
I'm an anti-lanesplitter, so with the guvmunt on this one.  :dousing:  :pot:

Of course, it means nothing to me... in the EC we just ride as we please and the toughest survives.
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #86 on: February 18, 2013, 11:14:15 pm »
I'm a pro-lanesplitter.

But I second the EC driving...FFS! I'm almost done with my formal request to VW and GM to exclude indicators and indicator stalks on all cars sold in the EC. It should reduce costs of cars for us down here.  :deal:
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2013, 11:21:25 pm »
Kom ons wees rustig en kyk liewer wat gaan gebeur. As die reel vir ons geskryf word geld dit ook vir Metro. Hulle gaan dan hul eie reels breek om wetstoepassing te doen.
 

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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2013, 12:04:59 am »
I was just my old self, did not send a very nice email :peepwall: So would rather not even post it here :deal:
Might post his reply. If he ever would reply to it?
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #89 on: February 19, 2013, 12:32:01 am »
Meanwhile, in France, a recent proclamation from a Transport Ministry official that police would start citing bikers for “filtering” between cars prompted the FFMC-that’s the “French Federation of Angry Bikers”-to organize a massive protest. Over 40,000 motorcyclists turned out, making a point to not lane-split, being sure to take up as much space as a car. The result was hours of massive traffic congestion on Paris’ ring road, and further snarling of the Metro when hundreds of helmet-clad bikers stuffed subway cars in response to French Transport Secretary Jean-Marc Belotti telling motorcyclists that “they can take the metro like everyone else” if they don’t like being told not to lane-split. A happy outcome: Belotti has met with the FFMC and is re-considering the restrictions on lane-splitting.
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #90 on: February 19, 2013, 12:34:36 am »
If more biker made their bikes more visible by adding orange Running lights and rode more respectfully then we would also then earn respect and be given the gap to pass. I ride the N1 plus other roads fairly often and am amazed by the amount of cars that move across when they see my rinning lights and give me a gap to pass between safely... I also take the time to acknoledge them & say thanks...A little respect goes a very long way... What does erk me seriously no matter in my car or on my bike is when we are all stopped at a traffic light with the front cars right on the line and a wannabee biker jumps in front & casually parks himself in front of the car & blocks the whole pedestrian crossing. Now thats a stupid & dangerious thing which gets us real bikers a bad name... Comon bikers there are certian things you just do not do ride properly or park it until you learn how to...
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #91 on: February 19, 2013, 12:39:56 am »
 Its also & constantly done by the traffic Cops on their bikes in slow moving traffic so why is it suddenly wrong for normal responsible riders... I see the issue being sour grapes for the most by cage drivers simply because we cn pass them & get there quicker & safer - so if you have an issue with the "Safe Decient Bikers"who di lane splitting in a safe manner then simply - WHY NOT PARK YOUR CAR & GET A BIKE... I habe been riding Motor Bikes since I was 16 and the only Issues I have encountered have all come from people in CARS that do not respect other road users & show the most aggression ever....
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #92 on: February 19, 2013, 08:07:03 am »
On a positive note, one sometimes find the motorists that deliberately close a gap or try and push you of the road - now they probably think the motorcycle is busy with a illegal manoeuvre lanespliting. Now RC's proposals at least let these guys know, that at the moment it is perfectly legal!
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #93 on: February 19, 2013, 08:16:06 am »
Has anyone got his email address for me to send him an email that may & hopefully let him see the light....
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #94 on: February 19, 2013, 08:19:16 am »
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #95 on: February 19, 2013, 08:32:42 am »
THere are those types on the roads & I find they are mostly old doddery people in big 4x4 types & young yuppie okies & women in their fancy toy cars that seem to think its fun to do that... But in the most I have found that most drivers Even here in Cape Town actually widen the gap when they see my orange running lights & allow me to procees.. I do acknoledge them && say thanks... Its mostly the twits on their lous super bikes that "PUSH"through at high speeds bumping mirrors along the way that irritate the drivers as well as me. I have absoutely for any idiot chasing through traffic making dangerous manouvers in traffic at any time. Showing & riding with respect earns respect... I have even had conversations with drivers when stopped next to them & none have ever been agro towards me or my bike & most actually complement me with the "Nice Bike" complement. I normally reply with thanks & you should give it a try some say & find out how refreshing it is...
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #96 on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:13 am »
We should all thank Mr Carlisle for his statement.  He has cleared up an age old debate for us.  If he is planning to make lane splittin illegal, it stands to reason therefore, that it is legal at present.   :ricky:
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #97 on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:57 am »
Jaa, he does seem to be TRYING.. So let's help where we can.  :thumleft:

What is his email address please
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #98 on: February 19, 2013, 08:40:40 am »
How are they gonna catch you?

A traffic cop flashed his lights at me while lane splitting down Kragga kamma rd. the problem is he could not chase me he was stuck in traffic ;D

Amazing all the motorcycle traffic cops do it constantly on all roads & everyday... Are there 2 sets of law..... I also see traffic cops in their gages with any seat belts on as for the police in their vehicles. also see them on their cell phones constantly..
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Re: No more lane splitting for the Western Cape?
« Reply #99 on: February 19, 2013, 08:41:08 am »
Jaa, he does seem to be TRYING.. So let's help where we can.  :thumleft:

What is his email address please

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