Join Date: May 2007
Location: Mather, CA, USA
A 68 year old motorcyclist was killed in SF today when he fell and was run over by a school bus. I just had the bike down in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday. While coming back Tuesday night I did my fair share of lane splitting when traffic slowed. I generally don't split lanes if traffic is moving above 25-30 mph. I just don't like the feeling of passing that close to cars at higher speeds. You never know when someone will veer in their lane. I had to keep an eye in my rear view because bikes were splitting lanes at 55 to 70 mph on Highway 80. I was afraid I would move to the right in my lane and then get hit from behind by a bike splitting lanes at 65 mph. Oh well, must be a sign I'm getting old. Just a reminder, be careful splitting lanes. Wouldn't want to lose the privilege due to too many accidents.