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Isaac Mizrahi

A first-hand look at lane-splitting from a motorcyclist's perspective

A first-hand look at lane-splitting from a motorcyclist's perspective

The motorcyclist merged onto the I-5 at Riverside Drive. In a tight ecru leather jacket, jeans that hugged her like a second-skin and black spike-heeled boots, she was dressed to kill.

I just hoped she wasn't going to kill me.

I was on the back of her bike, wearing dorky jeans and a look of pure terror.

Susanna Schick had offered to show me what it's like to ride a motorcycle between cars during rush hour. The controversial practice, known as lane-splitting, is commonplace on California's clogged freeways but unnerving to some motorists.

You're crawling along in your car and, suddenly, a motorcycle comes whipping past, straddling traffic lanes. Sometimes...

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