is it legal for bikers to skip the line at a stop light?
- JetDocLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
No. "Bikers" whether on a bicycle OR a motorcycle MUST follow the same rules as everyone else who uses the roads. They MUST come to a full and complete stop at a stop light.
- A HunchLv 76 months ago
It's called lane splitting.
If the place you are in allows lane splitting, it is legal.
California is the only state in the USA that allows lane splitting. But it might be legal in other countries.
- Road warriorLv 46 months ago
"Skip the line" Please elucidate?
Not all who ride are : "bikers". Not even in UK.
I know it is illegal for any vehicle to not come to full stop before limit line at stop sign or red t. Many motorcyclists simply slow a lot, then go. Illegal but cops generally ignore if done safely. Motorcycle cops do it, too, I've seen 'em. A full stop requires at least one foot down.
- Anonymous6 months ago
Bikers can trip the light fantastic and skip for joy, we are all special and taste of cherries.
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- STEPHENLv 76 months ago
Of course it isn't.
- DimoLv 56 months ago
ANYTHING is legal, unless it is specifically made illegal.
Unless the cops ticket for something, it is effectively legal.
- BertstaLv 76 months ago
Even if not, I doubt any cop will think it's worth the paperwork.
- Tublet HugletLv 56 months ago
Location matters a lot for a question like this one. It is legal in California, but I don't know about everywhere else in the world.
- The DevilLv 76 months ago
No one is supposed to cross the limit line at a stop light. However, when a motorcycle cuts in line while all traffic is stopped, don't worry so much. Passing to the front of the line, lane splitting, but not technically running the redlight is not illegal. He'll be gone as soon as the light goes green and you can't catch him. Not your problem anymore, is it. When I see that happen I don't care. What do you think, you're waiting to pay a checkstand?
- GabeLv 66 months ago
Skip it and find out.