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.
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.
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.