Lane Splitting On The Table in Nevada

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Reno NV  Nevada may become the first state to officially sanction motorcycle lane splitting, according to a report in USA Today.   A similar bill was passed by the State legislature in 2010 but vetoed by then Gov Jan Brewer.

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The Democratic controlled House passed the bill in April and the Senate is expected to pass the bill before summer recess. Republican Gov Sandoval has not indicated if he will sign or veto the bill.

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Lane splitting is not “officially” sanctioned in California, but CHP turns a blind eye and allows the practice at what it considers “safe” speeds.  Proponents argue that the practice is safer for motorcyclists who are less likely to be rear ended during stop and go traffic jams.

Read the whole story on USA Today. 

Europe Set to Require Mandatory ABS for Motorcycles

According to different sources, and at least one supplier, legislation establishing mandatory anti-lock brakes on motorcycles may soon be sanctioned by the European Parliament before the summer recess at the end of this month.

The imminent decision follows a long consultation process with industry bodies, manufacturers and trade associations.

It’s expected that the law will insist that all new 125cc+ motorcycles manufactured after 2017 will have to be fitted with OE ABS braking systems in a bid to increase rider safety.

This move would likely result in ABS on all motorcycles imported for the American market  since the manufacturers are not likely to remove ABS on bikes imported into this country.