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Florida Motorcycle Handbook: Lane Sharing

The Florida Motorcycle Driver Handbook contains all of the information that you need to familiarize yourself with the concepts on the license exam!

Florida Motorcycle Handbook: Lane Sharing

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5. Ride within your Abilities

Cars and motorcycles need a full lane to operate safely. Lane sharing is usually prohibited. Riding between rows of stopped or moving cars in the same lane can leave you vulnerable to the unexpected. A hand could come out of a window; a door could open; a car could turn suddenly. Discourage lane sharing by others. Keep a center-portion position whenever drivers might be tempted to squeeze by you. Drivers are most tempted to do this:

  • In heavy, bumper-to-bumper traffic.
  • When they want to pass you.
  • When you are preparing to turn at an intersection.
  • When you are getting in an exit lane or leaving a highway.