Arizona’s new motorcycle law could turn more Arizonans into California drivers. SB 1273, signed last week by Gov. Doug Ducey, allows motorcycles to drive between vehicles. It’s informally called lane splitting and famously is allowed in California. Recently, Utah and Montana joined the club.
The issue is whether enough safety studies have been completed to examine how this will combine with Arizona’s other motorcycle laws — or lack thereof.
The Arizona bill was a provision mainly aimed at big cities. With the Lake Havasu City area being a nice haven for touring motorcyclists, however, it could have an impact here.