I understand you’re getting your last rides of the year in. I understand (what you call) traffic sucks. I understand you have 10 internet studies showing how great lane splitting is. What I do not understand is how you think that the general population of SD will somehow be okay with it. Not only that, but I will remind you, while I’m busy ‘looking twice to safe a squids life’ you could just follow the law which states on Lane splitting:
No person may operate a motorcycle between adjacent lanes of traffic, or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. 32-20-9.3 The operator of a motorcycle may not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken. This section does not apply to motorcycles being operated two abreast in the same lane or a motorcycle and a bicycle being operated two abreast in the same lane. A violation of this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. 32-20-9.2
And yet you looked offended when that old guy opened the door of his car to block you and tore into you about getting yourself killed. Remember folks, he can barely keep that 1989 Ford LTD pointed inside that scary double turn lane, why you’d want to be on a bike between him and another death machine is beyond me.
Please, stay safe out there.