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    Counties Manukau Police advice on lane splitting

    Anyone seen the Counties Manukau Police advice on lane splitting

    https://www.facebook.com/Counties.Ma...2714826094268/

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    Quote Originally Posted by imac View Post
    Anyone seen the Counties Manukau Police advice on lane splitting

    https://www.facebook.com/Counties.Ma...2714826094268/

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    I saw it. My question is ... is the vid shown of the motorcyclist lane splitting ... the approved (or unsafe) example of the practice ... ???
    Sweat wipes off. Road-rash doesn't.

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    So what did we learn about the legal side of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    So what did we learn about the legal side of things?
    lol. what do teh politzei have to do wit "legal side" of things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by imac View Post
    Anyone seen the Counties Manukau Police advice on lane splitting

    https://www.facebook.com/Counties.Ma...2714826094268/

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    no. what's a facebook? and what's a cunties manukau?

    i've managed to avoid both of those things for this long. i don't think i'll start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    lol. what do teh politzei have to do wit "legal side" of things?
    My Mum could have given that advice. What was the point of using a cop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    My Mum could have given that advice. What was the point of using a cop?
    easier than drinking tea from yours hands...

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    Does your mum wear a uniform, eh eh, does she go, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    So what did we learn about the legal side of things?
    Overtaking on the left of a vehicle in the same lane is illegal. Well that's what the road code says ...
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    Kind of my point. I will do whatever I think is safe if splitting and where the actual lane line is is irrelevant to me, I could be on the left of the vehicle in the same lane or on the right of the other one, depends where they are positioned at that exact moment. I will pick a speed that I feel comfortable with relative to the other vehicle speeds, gaps, day of week and whether I have my mums lucky g-string on - that one's for you Gazza. So the comments from the cop are rubbish. I can look after myself thank you very much when it comes to survival, what I would like to know is what is legal or not so I know what to do if I am splitting past a Police car. I think I have a good idea, but if the Police are going to post advice perhaps they should stick to the law rather than what would appear to be personal opinion with no measurable measure, if there is such a thing.

    And anyway, his starting comment about the number of fatalities caused by splitting up that way. Is that actually true or is it linked to the media article about splitting/filtering and dangerous overtaking that was discussed last month on KB, shown to be BS, but now can't be found using the search function?

    PS - Has anyone mentioned that the search function on this site is shit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post

    PS - Has anyone mentioned that the search function on this site is shit?
    i have .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    Kind of my point. I will do whatever I think is safe if splitting and where the actual lane line is is irrelevant to me, I could be on the left of the vehicle in the same lane or on the right of the other one, depends where they are positioned at that exact moment. I will pick a speed that I feel comfortable with relative to the other vehicle speeds, gaps, day of week and whether I have my mums lucky g-string on - that one's for you Gazza. So the comments from the cop are rubbish. I can look after myself thank you very much when it comes to survival, what I would like to know is what is legal or not so I know what to do if I am splitting past a Police car. I think I have a good idea, but if the Police are going to post advice perhaps they should stick to the law rather than what would appear to be personal opinion with no measurable measure, if there is such a thing.

    And anyway, his starting comment about the number of fatalities caused by splitting up that way. Is that actually true or is it linked to the media article about splitting/filtering and dangerous overtaking that was discussed last month on KB, shown to be BS, but now can't be found using the search function?

    PS - Has anyone mentioned that the search function on this site is shit?
    I agree with this sentiment. I will ride in a manner that keeps me safe and alive, and if it is illegal, so be it. Better to have a ticket than be dead.

    Also, NEVER NEVER ride a motorcycle in traffic like you drive a car. You are not a car, You will not be seen like a car (hell, people dont even see cars and buses let alone bikes). If you sit in the lane passively, you are just making yourself a target. I regularly see about 3-4 (mainly L plate) riders who dont even know how close they came to an accident. I can see them in front of me and regularly witness people about to pull into their lane and then at the last second realise they are there. Car drivers just see a gap, and not the insignificant motorcyclist who is occupying a small part of it.

    Also, for the record, and especially in winter, the ass end of a bike blends into the back end of a car - and it doesnt matter how loud it is, or how much fluro you're wearing, you're invisible. Dont sit still and make yourself a target. Dont stop in the middle of a line of traffic at the lights (you're just asking to get rear ended). Split/filter at a speed that enables you to see what is happening in the cars in front of you and so you can stop or manoever around them in a timely fashion. Just beware that when you are splitting/filtering the best and pretty much only escape routes you have are stopping, or accelerating. Choose wisely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Akzle View Post
    i have .
    Depends on what you are searching for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonu View Post
    Depends on what you are searching for.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3-5YC_oHjEY
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