Lane Splitting FAQ – Why It’s Legal In Georgia
The law applies to high-speed, controlled-access highways and roads where traffic can only move in one lane at a time. In the state of Georgia, you may legally travel in a second lane under the following conditions:
1. You are within a single lane and traveling slower than the speed limit.
2. Traffic is flowing in the same direction and you are riding at least 2 (or more) feet from your shoulder and within an arm’s reach of traffic behind you.
3. You may not exceed the speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour (or 15 mph if you are in a school zone or construction zone).
4. You must ride within the same lane of traffic, but you may travel as close to the center of that lane as you want.
5. The other lane(s) are completely clear and you would not cause a traffic hazard by entering an adjacent lane. [from user]
Simply put, the law states that if the road is one-way and there’s only one car per direction, it’s legal to travel in the other lane when it is clear.
In addition to the law, riders should be mindful of the traffic rules of the road. By following these codes and laws, everyone on Georgia’s roads can enjoy a safe and enjoyable motorcycle ride.