Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation discusses lane filtering

The Arizona Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Foundation (AMSAF) is helping educate the public about the state’s new lane filtering bill.

As a motorcyclist, riders must know:

• no freeways: this is not the California lane splitting law. The Arizona law only allows lane filtering on surface streets with a speed limit of 45 MPH or slower

• not every street: only on streets that have two or more lanes in the same direction

• not moving: you may not pass a vehicle in motion. You may only overtake a vehicle between lanes that is stopped

•no speeding: the maximum speed for a motorcycle traveling between lanes is 15 MPH

And, riders must recognize that they can move between lanes safely before beginning lane filtering. In addition, this lane is for two-wheeled motorcycles. No trike or sidecar riders.

This law does not go into effect until 90 days after the current legislative session ends.

 “Since the beginning, AMSAF has believed in education,” says Mick Degn, executive director for AMSAF. “Our organization began with motorcycle training, then helmets and now accident scene management education. Education, safety and awareness are part of our mission to help the community.”

What is AMSAF?

AMSAF, a 501c(3) non-profit organization, works with the State of Arizona, business partners and sponsors including local businesses, healthcare, police departments, insurance, legal and other prominent entities and individuals, to help decrease the number of distracted and DUI-impaired drivers and to provide scholarships, statewide, to train motorcyclists how to ride more defensively. Our overall mission is safety awareness to reduce the phenomenal number of crashes and fatalities on our roadways. For more information, visit

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