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Offline Wild Hearted Son

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2009, 09:40:32 am »
You make a good point

I have also experienced this.
Might be worth writing to BarkEssay about.

With so many newbie bike commuters on the roads these days - perhaps it's them ?


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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2009, 12:31:28 pm »
I cannot agree more.

If we all split lanes the same way (on the right hand side) the cagers will know where to expect us.

I think that bikers who split lanes on the left-hand side just confuse the cagers and make life more difficult for the rest of us. Same goes for commuters who use the yellow lane... or even the white lane on the extreme right!


 

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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2009, 02:25:50 pm »
thanks guys, Zebra,  I'm new around here. How do you "give it a name" and "publicise" it?
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Re: Lane Splitting
« Reply #43 on: March 13, 2009, 02:30:13 pm »
Riding in the yellow or white lines is illegal, lane splitting is not.

Splitting in the left 'lane' causes the cagers to move right, leaving less space for where the splitters should be.
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Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2011, 08:09:48 am »
So there I was on my way to work this morning when a traffic cop on a bike came down the middle like motorcycles should >:D

Now... is it legal? who's fault is it if a car cuts you off?

I apologise if it"s been discussed before... maybe just guide me to the thread ::)
 

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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2011, 08:14:56 am »
who cares, Gov employees do what they want anyway!  Laws are there but it is as if they do not apply anymore!   ???
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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2011, 08:17:13 am »
I don't think its legal, but the main thing is, its dangerous. Normally motorists don't " Think Bike".
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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2011, 08:20:25 am »
use "search" >:D
 

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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2011, 08:21:22 am »
I think it is legal - called lane sharing. Just don't cross the solid white line :deal:
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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2011, 08:22:44 am »
Why would it be illegal ? I think if there's a solid white line it is a different story . It is dangerous to ride on the highway between the cars IMHO .
 

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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #50 on: July 29, 2011, 08:26:50 am »
I have always been told that the SA government has given us approval to do this but it is at our own risk.
More importently to me what is the view from the more experienced on what is the best and correct way to split.
Thus on a 5 lane higway where is the safest lane to split?
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Re: Lane splitting, again
« Reply #51 on: July 29, 2011, 08:34:51 am »
Ah Ha... thank you :thumleft:

 

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Re: The Lane splitting threads - Legal or not?
« Reply #52 on: July 29, 2011, 09:12:13 am »
Prinsie jy kan maar split hier in die Weskaap, ek het al verskeie kere agter office IR Sinclair op sy bike gesplit  :thumleft:

Hy het selfs al vir my afgetrek dat ek kan verbykom, seker om te check of my nommerplaat ok is  :imaposer:
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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #53 on: July 29, 2011, 09:16:13 am »
I have always been told that the SA government has given us approval to do this but it is at our own risk.
More importently to me what is the view from the more experienced on what is the best and correct way to split.
Thus on a 5 lane higway where is the safest lane to split?

That's the way I've also understood it. :thumleft:
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Re: Lane Splitting- Is it Legal?
« Reply #54 on: July 29, 2011, 11:34:00 am »
I have always been told that the SA government has given us approval to do this but it is at our own risk.

The National Road Safety Act, Clause 308 (if memory serves on that clause) quite clearly states that a motorcycle on a road with more than one lane, may consider each lane a seperate public road.  Lane splitting must therefore be legal as al it is is overtaking another vehicle on a public road.
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Re: The Lane splitting threads - Legal or not?
« Reply #55 on: July 29, 2011, 11:57:31 am »
 :mwink: :mwink:

+1. Makes a lot of sence. :thumleft:
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Re: The Lane splitting threads - Legal or not?
« Reply #56 on: July 29, 2011, 12:21:37 pm »
I've been lanesplitting past a couple of coppers and there was no indication of wanting to pull me over.

However, when I spot a copper, I use more flicker and make sure that I don't cross a solid line.

One of my Gauteng buddies, Wessel du Plessis was pulled over once for lane splitting but the charge was not lane splitting but reckless riding as he was speeding between cars.
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Re: The Lane splitting threads - Legal or not?
« Reply #57 on: July 29, 2011, 12:34:12 pm »
I've been lanesplitting past a couple of coppers and there was no indication of wanting to pull me over.

However, when I spot a copper, I use more flicker and make sure that I don't cross a solid line.

One of my Gauteng buddies, Wessel du Plessis was pulled over once for lane splitting but the charge was not lane splitting but reckless riding as he was speeding between cars.

Somthing like this???
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Re: The Lane splitting threads - Legal or not?
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2011, 12:39:33 pm »
Nee magtig, hierdie ou het 'n "deathwish" of iets.
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Re: The Lane splitting threads - Legal or not?
« Reply #59 on: July 29, 2011, 12:46:11 pm »
Nee magtig, hierdie ou het 'n "deathwish" of iets.

I think he has more than a few "screws, nuts & bolt" missing in his head!!!! :o :o

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