There’s obviously a right and wrong time for lane splitting, here we see a wrong time, or was he just straight up unlucky…
Is the rider at fault, it’s controversial, many are saying he’s an idiot, other’s blame the car for not checking the rear vision mirror close enough before pulling out in front of him. One thing for certain is the camera man is an ass for not stopping to help.
As we know riders have always weaved through traffic especially in traffic jams and through slow moving vehicles, why not when the time is right. Many states have now legalized lane splitting to a certain degree which is great, this will probably save most riders a few hundred dollars a year in fines, legal or not most will do it anyway. Of course it’s up to every rider to decide when lane splitting is safe or not and if it’s worth the risk.
The rider in this video made his decision, watch to see what happened.