Re: Lane Sharing Between Hov and Adjacent Lane
The code section you were cited for, 21655.8, has nothing to do with "Lane Splitting". The fact is, lane splitting is not illegal in California. If you did not cross any "double parallel solid lines" you are not guilty of violating this code section. Even the CHP in a document titled Lane Splitting General Guidelines, agree that lane splitting is not illegal.
You have a good chance of winning this if you decide to contest it.
FYI, lane splitting in California was determined to be legal in Aug. 2016 by AB 51. See AB 51 Signed By Governor Brown! Lane Splitting Is Officially On The Books In California!
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