Road Transportation
To motorcyclists: Lanes aren't for splitting

To the editor: According to the article, the DMV "Motorcycle Handbook" once read: "Vehicles and motorcycles each need a full lane to operate safely. Lane sharing is not safe." This has been amended to read: "Lane splitting should not be performed by inexperienced riders." Note the reference to safety has been omitted. ("California DMV joins motorcycle lane-splitting controversy," July 30) As a motorist for more than 50 years, I have had more than my share of near misses with motorcycle riders splitting lanes too close to my car. When they come zooming from behind, the first indication I have of them is either the sound of their bikes or the sight...