California is the only state in the country that allows lane-splitting. 7% percent of CA motorists say they have attempted to block a lane-splitting motorcyclist from passing them.
The CHP guidelines say motorcyclists can ride between two cars if there is room, but only at speeds not exceeding 10 MPH.
CHP statistics indicate 9,600 people in California were injured in motorcycle crashes in 2010; up 25 percent since 2000.
The CHP acknowledges that lane-splitting is legal and common practice in California because nothing in the CA Vehicle Code specifically prohibits it. The guidelines are intended to reduce Motorcycle related collisions, injuries and fatalities.
Am I the only person that finds it disheartening that 7% of the motoring public actually admits to intentionally trying to obstruct or prohibit bikers from making safe passage?