self-driving cars and lane splitting
Posted Feb 23, 2013 3:07 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: self-driving cars and lane splitting
Parent article: ELC: Google learns to drive
I'm pretty sure that's incorrect, because I've consistently heard different, and a couple of minutes of Googling just now is consistent with what I said, and not what you said. I'd have to see a citation to the California Vehicle code where a motorcycle is excused from the requirement that a vehicle travel within a lane and signal, etc when changing lanes, and also a 15 mph speed limit.
Of course, like I said, any individual cop could establish a 15 mph speed limit and that could be where that came from. My search indicated that the California Highway Patrol actually has formal guidelines for its cops in interpreting the generic unsafe driving law with regard to lane splitting, and they don't include a 15 mph speed limit.
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