Legal Lane Splitting Passes First Hurdle in Nevada

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Legal Lane Splitting Passes First Hurdle in Nevada

Postby SHIVA » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:27 pm

Amended AB236 Lane Splitting Bill Passes NV Transportation Committee
http://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.”
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Re: Legal Lane Splitting Passes First Hurdle in Nevada

Postby Jillian » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:51 am

Very promising. I think this is last where the NYMSTF left off, wanting to eliminate the prohibition and then restrict to under 30mph and no more than 10mph above ambient traffic.
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Re: Legal Lane Splitting Passes First Hurdle in Nevada

Postby SHIVA » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:29 pm

YES! I think the new law as composed by the state of Nevada, once it passes can become a template to be used by other states.

so, to say you can ride 10 over the traffic is very prudent and to say you can't go over XXmph is very smart to insure the support of the public. this is exactly how you pass laws with a lot of thought and safety measures built in.

Now let's bring this law to the North Eastern states, starting with NY and NJ and CT. :)
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Re: Legal Lane Splitting Passes First Hurdle in Nevada

Postby Jusjih » Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:40 am

Please visit https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77t ... cfm?ID=571 to see the bill status. It just passed the State Assembly and arrived the State Senate. As https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/77th2013/A/ allows any American residents to submit their opinions, please consider voicing your thoughts,though we are too far from Nevada.
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Re: Legal Lane Splitting Passes First Hurdle in Nevada

Postby Jusjih » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:06 pm

:muutt: Unfortunately https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77t ... cfm?ID=571 shows the Senate in Nevada failing the amended bill that would allow <= 10 miles per hour past STOPPED traffic, without considering <=5 miles per hour. Next time, let us ask for <=5 miles per hour past stopped traffic as initial measure, as car drivers need room and time to adjust.
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