Jeremy Faison Introduces Bill To Allow Lane Splitting
State Representative for the 11th district, Jeremy Faison, has introduced legislation in the Tennessee house that would allow lane splitting by motorcycles. What that means is Faison’s bill would permit two-wheeled motorcycles to “travel between rows of stopped or moving vehicles in the same lane” on interstate highways and limited access multi-lane divided highways where the speed limit is 50 mph or more but when traffic is actually moving 25 mph or slower. Faison says the reasoning behind his bill is that it would increase rider safety by allowing them to avoid getting rear-ended during heavy traffic. Lane splitting would also allow riders to avoid the effects of inclement weather, like overheating while sitting in traffic during hot temperatures. A handful of states currently have legalized lane splitting for motorcycles. Tennessee is one of the states that currently bans lane splitting under state law. That would change if Faison’s bill were to pass.