Traffic is stopped. A motorcyclist is riding between the lanes of stopped traffic. A motorist spills hot coffee in his lap. He opens the driver's door to step out to mop the coffee off of his lap. The motorcyclist crashes into the open door and possibly even strikes the driver as he begins to exit the vehicle. Who is at fault? The motorcyclist. Why, because the motorist is operating legal within his assigned lane. There is no regulation prohibiting him from opening his door and exiting while stopped, as long as he does interfere with traffic in another assigned lane. What the motorcyclist did is tantamount to simply running into the back of the stopped vehicle.
Now, two vehicles are traveling side-by-side in adjacent individually marked lanes. By law, they are entitled to use the entire width of that lane for their travel. A motorcyclist is overtaking them by traveling between the two vehicles. The two vehicles move closer to the line separating their lanes and squash the motorcyclist like a bug. Who is at fault? The motorcyclist.
All human interactions require rules. This is so that people will know what to do in a given situation and what they can expect in a given situation. Traffic rules are no exception. They are usually developed and enacted to provide the greatest degree of security for people who are operating motor vehicles or interacting with those who are. If people wish to allow motorcycles to bypass other traffic, then specific lanes should be provided for them, as they are for bicycles and pedestrians. That way everyone knows what to expect.
I wouldn't think so but couldn't swear to never doing it but didn't make a habit of it as it is dangerous.
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It may be legal in California but no way will I try it here.
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