Amended AB236 Lane Splitting Bill Passes NV Transportation Committeehttp://lanesplittingislegal.com/lane-sp ... -committee
Nevada’s lane splitting bill, AB236, first heard by the Assembly Transportation Committee on March 28th, 2013 has passed committee in amended form, with only two committee members opposing – Maggie Carlton and Paul Anderson. Next step – the bill goes before the full Assembly and the Senate.
Assemblywoman Carlton opposition to the bill is based on her fear of “motorcyclist’s guts end up all over the back of my car.” She reiterated her concerns in this work session, saying she sees lane splitting “as very, very dangerous and I just can’t support it.” Assemblyman Anderson, who has lived in Southern California where he “left a few mirrors behind on the freeways” shared Carlton’s concerns, albeit in a less gruesome manner.
Committee Chair and co-sponsor of AB236 Richard Carrillo, a long-time rider, laid out one of the best reasons to split lanes – avoiding a rear end hit – rather eloquently, saying “at the end of the day, I want to know that I’m going to come home and not be a part of the pavement or the back of somebody’s truck or car. To me, this really resonates.”