What’s Driving You Crazy? – Motorcycle lane-splitting

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Monday, September 16, 2019

LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Some motorcyclists are driving one 8NewsNow viewer crazy.

We’ve all seen them: motorcycle riders weaving in and out of traffic – or – in many cases – splitting lanes to keep moving forward. Viewer Donna writes:

“I see motorcyclists cutting people off. They drive in between two lanes a lot of the times. My question is, is it legal for motorcyclists to drive between the lanes of cars and weave in and out of traffic?”

Donna, the answer in Nevada and many other states is “no.” The website zerofatalitiesnv.com has a page devoted to motorcycle law, with a specific paragraph on lane splitting:

“Lane splitting or filtering is illegal in Nevada. Riders cannot ride between moving or stationary vehicles occupying adjacent traffic lanes. Side-by-side motorcycle riding is allowed, but only when both parties consent.”

Donna, thanks for your question.

Buckle up, drive carefully and put down that phone!

If there’s something driving YOU crazy, send me an email: traffic8@8newsnow.com. You can include pictures or video of what you’re concerned about – as long as you don’t TAKE those pictures or video while you’re driving. Snail-mail works, too: 3228 Channel 8 Drive in Las Vegas, 89109

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