Re Cant we all share the highway safely? (Editorial notebook, Feb. 12) and California motorcycle law evolution (Editorial cartoon, Feb. 13): I am disappointed with the editorial pursuit of motorcycle lane-splitting after the California Highway Patrol reaffirmed it as safe and legal when performed prudently.
The editorial notebook appears unsatisfied with the CHP review, skewing public opinion with rider death statistics as though they were related to lane-splitting, instead of factually as rider-fault, single vehicle accidents. Then, the intellectually insulting cartoon stated that if lane-splitting is OK in 2013, lane-jumping would be acceptable in 2014 and there would be freeway mayhem by 2015. If the agenda is reducing the increase in motorcyclist deaths in recent years, the focus should be on rider training. Instead, The Bee pursues, with bias, an issue of petty irritation to motorists.
-- Brian Davy, Lincoln