Motorcycle lane filtering law takes effect Sept. 24

Posted 9/20/22

Scottsdale Police Department sent out a notification for the community Sept. 19 that a new motorcycle lane filtering law will take effect Saturday, Sept. 24.

This law was passed during the most …

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Motorcycle lane filtering law takes effect Sept. 24

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Scottsdale Police Department sent out a notification for the community Sept. 19 that a new motorcycle lane filtering law will take effect Saturday, Sept. 24.

This law was passed during the most recent legislative session. The new law applies statewide and allows motorcyclists to split the lanes to ride between and move ahead of other stopped vehicles when certain criteria are met.

To legally lane filter, motorcyclists must be able to safely pass stopped motor vehicles traveling the same direction and:

  1. Be riding on a roadway with two or more adjacent travel lanes going in the same direction
  2. Make sure the posted speed limit on the road is 45 mph or less
  3. Drive no faster than 15 mph while riding between stopped vehicles

The police want all motorists to drive safely on the roadways and know when laws like this one go into effect. They also want all motorists to be respectful of each other and have patience while adjusting to this new traffic law. Lane splitting on freeways remains illegal.

For more information, please visit www.azleg.gov after Sept 24 regarding Arizona Revised Statute 28-903.F

Scottsdale Police Department, Arizona motorcycle laws, Arizona motorcycle lane splitting