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Texas formally outlaws lane splitting for bikers

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As your favorite motorcycle lawyers, we feel the need to inform you about the new motorcycle law, HB-4122.

As of September 1, 2023, the bill HB-4122 will go into effect. HB-4122 states that lane splitting and lane filtering are now illegal for motorcycles riding in Texas. The law does make an exception to allow two motorcycles to ride side-by-side in the same lane. There is also an exception for police officers performing official duties.

Before this law was enacted, lane splitting and lane filtering were not considered legal. They were also not entirely illegal. This bill makes it clear what is legal and illegal.

State Representative Ryan Guillen introduced the bill in March 2023. Both the state House and the state Senate signed in May 2023. Governor Abbot signed the bill into law on June 12, 2023.

View HB-4122 here.


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Our team works with life planners to determine estimates of your future treatment needs and living expenses because of the injury. It is vital to account for future medical costs and lost income in addition to current medical bills when preparing a claim for compensation.

Our motorcycle accident lawyers negotiate aggressively on behalf of our clients for a settlement that reflects the severity of the motorcyclist’s injuries. A settlement is the quickest way to get the money that you need to regain control of your life.

Unfortunately in some instances, an insurance company will simply refuse to do what is right. Our attorneys are prepared to go to court to seek justice and we are confident of our litigation skills.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by someone else, request a free consultation to speak with our attorneys on how we can help you.

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