Motorcyclists who lane split put themselves and others at risk. Many people don’t even know what lane splitting is, and it’s when a motorcyclist drives between cars in the same lane.
When you’re in a car, you have a lot of protection. You have airbags, seatbelts, and a sturdy frame surrounding you. When you’re on a motorcycle, you have nothing protecting you from other cars or from the road itself. If you get into an accident while lane splitting, you’re far more likely to be seriously injured or killed than if you were in a car.
Lane splitting can also be very dangerous for the drivers around you. You may not be paying as much attention to the road as you should be because you’re focused on the motorcycle between the lanes. This can lead to accidents, especially when there are multiple cars in the same lane.
If you’re a motorcyclist, you should think twice before lane splitting. It’s not worth the risk to yourself or to the drivers around you. There are plenty of other ways to get around traffic without putting yourself and others at risk.
Is Lane Splitting Legal In Colorado?
Lane splitting, or the act of riding a motorcycle between two lanes of traffic, is a controversial topic. Some people believe it to be a dangerous practice that should be outlawed, while others see it as a perfectly safe way to navigate traffic. However, in Colorado, lane splitting is illegal. A rider who is caught lane splitting can be fined and even have points taken off of their license for violating the law. On top of the potential consequences of lane splitting, causing an accident can be even worse.
What If I Was Hit By a Motorcyclist Lane Splitting?
The first thing you should do if you get hit by a cyclist that is lane splitting is getting medical help for yourself and the motorcyclist, if necessary. Then, you should call the police and file a report. Be sure to get the contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident.
Once you’ve taken care of these immediate concerns, you’ll need to start thinking about whether your medical situation is cause for further legal action. Pedestrians and motorists that get injured because of a lane-splitting rider should get justice for their injuries.
Contact Our Law Firm Today for Help
Unfortunately, some motorcyclists do not understand the laws regarding lane splitting and put themselves at risk of being pulled over or getting into accidents. Our law firm can help those who have been injured by motorists acting negligently on the road. Call us today at 303-557-2011to get started.