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Old 02-05-07, 05:05 PM   #1
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Default Filtering - police view

I always filter through traffic on the way home from work and i know this is the same for most bikers but how do the police feel about this?

I only ask because i filtered past two police cars next to each other on the way home from work today, They didn't flash or beep at me to say what i was doing was wrong so i assume its all good?

Also i was only doing a max speed of about 15mph, Just a bit paranoid as they had full view of my numberplate and i don't want any suprises in the post
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Old 02-05-07, 05:20 PM   #2
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I was told that is has the same rating as overtaking.

Fine to do it, but if you cause an accident, its your fault....
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Old 02-05-07, 05:21 PM   #3
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Its NOT illegal to filter, you won't be getting anything through the post.
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Old 02-05-07, 05:23 PM   #4
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what about on a motorway, zig zagging lanes 2-3

Ie overtake - undertake - overtake - undertake.

Followed a CBR yeaterday doing just that, i assumed it was common practice, but some BMW rider was shaking his head. left me confused
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Old 02-05-07, 05:28 PM   #5
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.........but some BMW rider was shaking his head. left me confused
They all tend to do that as they are far too old and shouldn't really be on the road, but in doors with a pipe and slippers

I tend not to filter once past 80 mph though!
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traffic was 55-65 i wanted to make progress 70-75
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Old 02-05-07, 05:51 PM   #7
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They all tend to do that as they are far too old and shouldn't really be on the road, but in doors with a pipe and slippers

I tend not to filter once past 80 mph though!
Oooooh er misus! I know a few org riders won't like that.

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what about on a motorway, zig zagging lanes 2-3

Ie overtake - undertake - overtake - undertake.

Followed a CBR yeaterday doing just that, i assumed it was common practice, but some BMW rider was shaking his head. left me confused
I think that is frowned upon by most to be honest.

I've done it a few times, but only for a short while and mainly for safety reasons like getting away from an aggressive driver. It's asking for trouble from the plod if they see you lane jumping at speed.
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Old 02-05-07, 07:02 PM   #9
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traffic was 55-65 i wanted to make progress 70-75
That will get their attention very fast. Don't do it unless you are willing to accept a due care if you cause other road users to brake, swerve to avoid you etc. Apparently, if traffic is moving at less than about 20mph in all lanes, then filtering is accepted.
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This might help. It is a lot to read, but it sheds a lot of light on the subject.

http://www.motorcycle-training.f2s.com/filtering.html
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