Tag Archives: CHP

California Lane Splitting

July 31, 2014

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About 18 months ago the California Highway Patrol formally acknowledged that it is legal to split lanes in California by publishing a document online titled “Lane Splitting General Guidelines.” The document explained to California bikers when they would and wouldn’t get a ticket for splitting lanes. Earlier this month the CHP took that document down. […]

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CHP Chooses Harley

May 23, 2014

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The California Highway Patrol is replacing the BMWs in its patrol fleet of 415 motorcycles with Harley-Davidson  Electra Glides. At the turn of the millennium the CHP was riding Kawasaki KZ1000s. The police force replaced the Japanese bikes with BMW R1100s. That BMW model is the choice of more than 450 American police forces including […]

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Chippie Sweats Easter Bunny

April 1, 2013

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A California Highway Patrol officer named Adam Griffiths stopped and detained an unnamed motorcyclist dressed up in a bunny suit yesterday. A CHP public information officer named Brian Pennings explained to news hungry reporters, “Griffiths stopped the motorcyclist on westbound Interstate 8 at Jackson Drive for not wearing a helmet. The guy was on his […]

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Splitting Lanes

February 11, 2013

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Sometimes California gets it right. For example, for years only the Golden State has allowed lane sharing, which permits two motorcycles or a motorcycle and a car to ride or drive side by side in the same lane. And now, for the first time, California officially allows lane splitting. White lining or lane splitting, which […]

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Chippie Falls Down

October 28, 2008

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Yeah, like It never happened to you. Of course, probably, you were drunk. The Ventura County Star has reported that a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer “fell off his motorcycle” at the Wells Road exit of Highway 126. The accident happened about 4 pm Monday afternoon. According to CHP spokesman Steve Reid, the unnamed officer […]

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