Legalize Lane Splitting in New York State
  • Petitioned NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

This petition was delivered to:

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NY State Senate

Legalize Lane Splitting in New York State

    1. Serge Sorokin
    2. Petition by

      Serge Sorokin

      Brooklyn, NY

Traffic congestion is an ever increasing issue as cities develop and solutions are needed. One inexpensive, simple, and immediate way to reduce congestion is to permit motorcyclists and scooters to travel between slow moving lanes of traffic. Allowing this practice would open more lane space for larger vehicles by relieving the requirement of motorcycles to always occupy a car sized lane space. The state of California has set an example for the adoption of lane splitting in other states through its recent posting of a guide lines to safe lane splitting practices (http://www.chp.ca.gov/programs/lanesplitting.html, http://ots.ca.gov/lanesplittinggeneralguidelines.pdf). These guidelines provide an informative reference for states considering legalization of lane splitting.

 

For those who are undecided and believe that lane splitting causes a ton of hazards for not only the riders but drivers as well, here is a simple video by RideApart expaining why lane splitting is safe and benficial.

http://forum.nymstf.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=406

To:
NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NY State Senate
Legalize Lane Splitting in New York State

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
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      Serge Sorokin
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you everyone for your support!
      We now have a ton of signatures and the more the merrier! Please keep them coming.
      I will soon be setting up a meeting with officials at the NYCDOT and present our petition to make changes happen.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Stephen Fromm COMMACK, NY
      • about 1 month ago

      Latest update is over a year ago, does anyone know what's going on with this? Still illegal.

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    • Boris Furman LONG BEACH, NY
      • 5 months ago

      some times u need to just to save ur own skin

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    • Mark Hritsko WADING RIVER, NY
      • 5 months ago

      I own a bike

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    • Anthony Monti NANUET, NY
      • 5 months ago

      A motorcyclist who would like to increase his chance of survival as no other party seems to have that same goal.

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    • Christopher Sopiarz HICKORY HILLS, IL
      • 5 months ago

      It's important to me because we need people to realize that the number 1 cause of accidents with motorcycles is getting rear ended. People should be able to choose if they want to decrease the chance of it happening to them.

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