Lane Splitting

California Lane-Splitting Guidelines for Motorcyclists California is getting ready to be the first state in the U.S. to formalize lane-splitting guidelines for motorcyclists. Lane splitting happens when a motorcyclist passes between two lanes of vehicles. They ride on the line between the two lanes, and the practice has been a somewhat contentious gray area for…

California Motorcycle Awareness Month

CHP’s “Survive The Ride” Motorcycle Safety Campaign The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release regarding their “Survive The Ride” motorcycle safety campaign. They are teaming up with the Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to promote safety, education and increase awareness during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In addition to more traditional safety…

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Motorcycle Safety in California With Motorcycle Safety Month quickly approaching, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is preparing to increase awareness about motorcyclist safety across the country. They will be spreading the word about motorcyclist safety and asking drivers to “Share the Road.” Since many motorists involved in motorcycle crashes report not having seen…

CHP to Reduce Motorcycle Crashes Across the State The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has recently issued a press release to get the word out about their “Have a Good Ride” campaign. They are hoping to reduce the number of injury-causing and fatal motorcycle collisions happening across the state. They have been awarded a motorcycle safety…

CHP’s Annual Advisory Meeting for Motorcyclist Safety The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is getting ready to host its 2014 California Motorcyclist Safety Program’s Annual Advisory Committee Meeting. The meeting is going to be held at CHP Headquarters in Sacramento on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Members of the public are…

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is encouraging motorists and roadway users to “Share the Road.” Motorcyclist fatalities actually increased in 2012. Motorcyclists can protect themselves by wearing safety gear and practicing safe riding habits, but ultimately other drivers on the road have…

Share the Road with Motorcycles Motorcycle safety needs to be a top priority for everybody on the road. Drivers and riders alike need to share in the responsibility of keeping roadways safe. In spite of motorcycles making up only 3 percent of all registered vehicles on the roadways, motorcyclists account for 14 percent of all…

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