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Old 07-28-2014, 07:01 PM   #32
aalexander
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Originally Posted by ongrade View Post
Seriously, since I was a sheriff in CA and we were taught that if you get in an accident while violating traffic law YOU ARE at fault I'll stand by what I said. That section you referenced just means a citation won't be issued.
OK, we're talking about two different things, I guess.

Yes, I'd agree that if a (non-California) cop is zipping down between a line of stopped cars and runs into one, he'd be at fault, even if he's operating under an exemption from a lane splitting prohibition.

Are you legally allowed to do what you're doing?

Is a different question than:

Are you immune from blame for accidents resulting from the things you're doing?

I would suggest that the answer to the latter should rarely be "yes" in any case.
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