Carsmak· Super Moderator
2006 Ridgeline RTS in Steel Blue
Several bills legalizing lane splitting here in Texas have been introduced over the years, but none have passed.I know that in Texas, there is no law for or against it. This was according to the Texas State Trooper who taught my MSF course. It is that way in many states, i.e. - no laws specifically for or against it. The reason you see it occur more in CA is because it is more socially accepted in that state. It may not be a good idea to do it much in TX because ******* Bubba may not think it's right or fair and may take offense to it (which could be lethal to the smaller vehicle).
With that being said, you can be ticketed for reckless driving. That may be warranted or not, and could depend in large part on whether the ticketing officer is also a motorcyclist. There are still a lot of officers that don't have a full knowledge of traffic laws in their jurisdiction, especially when it comes to something uncommon like use of headlight modulators on motorcycles.
That may be why the DPS trooper referred to it as lane-sharing, rather than lane-splitting. As long as you stay within the lane, you are legal. It is no different than two motorcycles riding abreast in a single lane. Now, replace or even of those motorcycles with a car, and you still have lane-sharing and should still be legal. So, technically, it should be legal. That doesn't mean it is a good idea!Several bills legalizing lane splitting here in Texas have been introduced over the years, but none have passed.
"The main statute that makes 'lane splitting' illegal is Transportation Code Section 545.060, entitled 'Driving on Roadway Laned for Traffic.'"
TxDPS - MSU FAQs
TRANSPORTATION CODE CHAPTER 545. OPERATION AND MOVEMENT OF VEHICLES
I'm using DDpai M6 Plus. I like it a lot.I am probably going to put a dashcam and maybe a front plus rear camera system in the new RL.
Any suggestions or experiences? I want it to be as unobtrusive as possible and have a custom installation so as not to have a lot of wires dangling everywhere....
I think you are misinterpreting this -- the camera will turn OFF when the voltage falls BELOW the cutoff. So, if you set the cutoff voltage too high, say 22.8 volts, the dashcam would never come on.... the PMP allows me to set a cutoff threshold to turn of the dashcam if it reaches a certain voltage. It has four settings ("on the basis of the input"): 11.8V, 12V, 22.8V, and 23.2V The RL has a 12V battery. If I set it to 11.8 or 12V, wouldn't it mean that the dashcam would just shut off immediately? Wouldn't it make sense to just set it to 22.8V or 23.2V?
California is still the only state that has approved, by law, lane-splitting. Other legislatures have considered it, but not approved. Doesn't mean it's not a gray area, just not legally blessed anywhere else.Back in my motorcycling days, I was under the impression that lane splitting was only allowed in California. I don't think it's legal in NC, but the law could have changed since I last rode.
Watched the video you posted just now (all 27 minutes). I like this as well... might have to buy one (much more feature rich than the Drift, which I think is more motorcycle oriented)... Thanks for the post...I'm using DDpai M6 Plus. I like it a lot.