Originally Posted by Gummee!
I agree. It may be hypocritical, but I'll draw a line between 'illegal' and 'unsafe.' If the biggest nanny-state out there allows it, how unsafe can it be?!
Where legal, I don't think "safety" is an issue beyond the judgment of the individual rider. The problem is to non riders who see someone splitting where illegal, they won't see any difference between 'illegal" and "unsafe".
The only reason I question doing it illegally is the long term effects it may have on all riders. Like with cyclists ,a few people are looking for any excuse to cause us misery on the street or in the law books.
Why ask for trouble?