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Post by G-force on Fri 21 Oct - 17:14

Filtering is a bit of grey area when it comes to the law, most of us have jumped the queue at the lights or split lanes on the approach to a roundabout, even between lanes in slow moving motorway traffic.
At what point does it stop being filtering and turn into dangerous driving? (Anybody know any cops who could advise?)
What is an advisable speed for filtering?
Any special techniques?
What should you watch out for and why?
And when should you avoid filtering altogether?

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Post by Kennypa4 on Sat 22 Oct - 2:36

Well funny this should show up on here just posted somethung about it on Scottishbikers . When i did my bike safe i asked this question Is Filtering ok . What i was told was as long as you are not using excessive speed to do so anything over 15 - 20 mph would be classed as being to fast to safely Filter . Other thing i was told although bike cops do not mind bikers filtering with due care and attention Car Traffics Hate you for it So its a dodgy Situation although i have never been pulled by any cop car when i have filterd past Nice a easy by filetering i mean through a slow moving lane of traffic to a point where it would be safe to pull back in Ie at lights and such Sitting inbetween cars at lights is frowned upon but hey we all do it .
Well thats my tuppence worth of what i have been told and heard as regards Filtering

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Post by G-force on Sat 22 Oct - 2:56

I was thinking 15 - 20mph would be a sensible speed to filter but I've been on the M8 approaching the dreaded Kingston Bridge at rush hour and it's easy to get carried away!
When the traffic starts to move again it's easy to creep up to 40ish while still passing between cars. Then it can become tricky if you get motorists thinking about switching lanes Shocked , Also when the traffic is barely moving I found some people weave about in their lane trying to see what's happening up ahead often with no clue that you are approaching from the rear! affraid
A main beam headlight during daytime helps but still some people forget they've even got mirrors! Mad
I have also encountered the 'awkward bastard' who will purposefully move into the gap to prevent you passing, probably jealous that we can progress through the traffic and they are stuck.

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Post by bigfuckinandy on Sat 22 Oct - 3:14

i used to do it every morning on my way to work
you need to watch the road positions of the cars ahead, you can usealy tell when someone wants to change lanes before they indecate
as for the legal side of things the next time one of traffic are in my office i'll ask them there views on it
as for speed i would fall back in line when traffic got to about 20mph

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