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Lane Filtering

“Lane filtering” means, when operating a motorcycle other than an autocycle, the act of overtaking and passing another vehicle that is stopped in the same direction of travel in the same lane. In other words – lane filtering refers to the process of a motorcyclist moving between two lanes in the same direction to the front of traffic stopped at an intersection, and speeds of 45 mph and lower is legal.

Watch this example of Lane Filtering created by the Layton PD in May 2019.

MOTORCYCLES CAN ONLY LANE FILTER WHEN

SPEED LIMIT ON ROAD IS 45 MPH OR LESS
NEVER ON FREEWAYS


ROAD MUST HAVE 2 OR MORE ADJACENT TRAFFIC LANES IN THE SAME DIRECTION OF TRAVEL

MOTORCYCLES CAN ONLY LANE FILTER BETWEEN STOPPED VEHICLES

MOTORCYCLE SPEED CANNOT BE MORE THAN 15 MPH WHEN FILTERING

THE MOVEMENT MAY BE MADE SAFELY

WHAT RIDERS NEED TO KNOW

  • Lane filtering is a CHOICE. Riders do not have to lane filter.
  • Lane filtering can present unique safety challenges for riders – especially inexperienced riders.
  • If riders choose to lane filter, they should exercise extreme caution at all times.
  • All motorcycles or motor-driven cycles are permitted to lane filter.