Abraham wrote:Lane spitting is probably akin to those (in cars) who, when there's a traffic queue, bolt in ahead to just being able to squeeze in front of 6/10 other cars patiently waiting in line...and the people waiting are already impatient...lane splitting and expecting people to be acquiescent just goes against human nature...it's not prudent...
Yep, lane split (and I'm not advocating) and yep, I see tobacco juice flying out of a window and/or door sacrificing and people saying: Ooooooops, sorry bout that...
BTW, for quite some time, back many moons ago, I too was a motorcyclist, though I never would've dreamed about lane splitting only because I would've expected human nature to take it's ugly course...not something I wanted to experience.
The big difference is that motorcycles aren't as wide a cars so they can safely drive in a narrower lane.
Of course, some people don't like that and may do unsafe things.
That can be said about many of the drivers I see on the road every day.
Fortunately I don't commute to work any more, but I still have the guy who seems to be in a big rush to get somewhere, usually driving a big ole pickup truck, tailgating and making unsafe lane changes.
Unfortunately motorcyclists don't have the same physical protection as some one driving a car or truck.
BTW, I have never driven a motorcycle on a public street. If I had I probably wouldn't be alive to make this post.