Switzerland on Lane Splitting: No!
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It's really disheartening seeing how politicians, most of whom have absolutely no clue what riding a motorcycle is about are so drastic when it comes to killing an initiative to make lane splitting legal.
While around the world, more open-minded authorities start to understand how legal lane splitting works and the benefits it brings to ever-increasingly busy traffic, it looks like not everybody is smart enough to get the big picture.
What's even sadder is the fact that the Swiss riders' law-making initiative referred to slowly filtering through HALTED traffic and using lanes reserved to buses. Whereas Belgium approved lane splitting through jams since September 2011, it really seems like the Swiss politicians are yet far behind.
Another French-speaking country, France (to be more specific) has also some plans to evaluate and experiment with lane splitting in 2014. We can only hope these fellows will finally understand that when done properly, lane splitting work to the advantage of three parties: bikers, car drivers and nature (less jams - less pollution).
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