Emily said:I would be less inclined to do shoulder than true lane splitting. Shoulder riding is illegal in every state for a reason. Uber dangerous. If someone slams on their brakes and can't brake in time, guess where they're going to try to go... Not to mention the increased likelihood hazards of objects that can pierce your tires, other debris, disabled cars, and emergency vehicles trying to get through.
I assume you mean using it for getting through traffic and not for going around obstacles or hazards in an emergency. Also, it seems to me that purposely blocking the shoulder to prevent someone from using it, even in a traffic jam, would only cause more problems than it would solve.K9DARKDUCK said:The shoulder is also a no-no. I have pulled over (in my cruiser) into the shoulder to prevent bikes from using it and issued verbal warnings, 95 is a death wish on the shoulder btween debris and horrible drivers.
Might have been out of his jurisdiction. Was it VA State? I think they have jurisdiction on 267. I do know Autostrade International has contracted to "rent" the VA State police to regulate the 14 miles of Greenway. I still don't understand how this is legal....that a corporation can effectively buy a state police agency to regulate private property, but maybe I don't understand it completely. Anybody know the specific contractural or jurisdictional details for the Greenway?Genuine said:Saw a two-wheeled po-po cruising without flashing lights along the shoulder when 267E became a parking lot on my way to the Wednesday meet-up. By the time I got up to the accident at the merge onto 66E, no po-po was there to help the wrecked cars. ???
Yes ..using the shoulder to go around an accident is done often enough, esp when troopers have cleaned debris off and want traffic to keep flowing. However when you are ten miles up-stream of the accident using the shoulder to bypass slow moving cars and trucks is totally unsat. I have seen what happens when a disgruntled motorist pulls out into the shoulder to block a bike...as you know the bike will always lose. I let the riders know the law. I have heard it all...bikes overheating, low on gas whatever. But the shoulder on 95 and HOV is a nightmare. If I could have prevented a bike or car from illegally using the shoulder and he/she wrecks hurting themselves or for that matter another motorist..guess what, I could be held liable by my agency and va state for a failure to act. As a federal law enforcment officer with peace officer status in VA we are obligated to take action when an unlawful and potentialy harmful act takes place and we are in a position to prevent it.pveltri said:I assume you mean using it for getting through traffic and not for going around obstacles or hazards in an emergency. Also, it seems to me that purposely blocking the shoulder to prevent someone from using it, even in a traffic jam, would only cause more problems than it would solve.