Is lane splitting legal in Texas?
Lane splitting, or the practice of riding a motorcycle on road lines or in between lanes of traffic, is not legal in Texas. Instead, Texas law requires all operators of motor vehicles, including motorcycle riders, to ride between traffic lines. In addition, the law gives each motorcycle use of the full width of the lane, meaning that another vehicle cannot be beside a motorcycle in the same traffic lane, except that two motorcycles may ride side-by-side in the same lane. Thus, a passenger vehicle looking to pass a motorcycle must move fully over to the adjacent left lane (if legal to do so) and may not have any part of the vehicle in the motorcycle’s lane when passing.