Originally Posted by hdzx
It maybe illegal in your state. not mine, and passing in same lane can be done safe !
Doesn't matter how many times you keep repeating that. The fact of the matter is that passing in the same lane at highway speeds or faster IS NOT SAFE
There are too many factors in play to ever make it safe. Even passing stalled traffic at a slow 10 mph is not safe or recommended, both by the DMV and by the CHP.
Here in California we take a risk when passing in the same lane. Is it an acceptable risk? I guess that depends on the circumstances. One thing for sure though, if there's ever an accident involving a motorcyclist passing in the same lane, no matter what the speed or circumstances, the motorcycle rider will ALWAYS be found liable...period.