Motorcycles are very popular in San Jose and the entire state of California. The ideal weather, beautiful mountain roads, and rider-friendly laws attract motorcyclists from across the globe.
The rules of the road for riders
As a rider, you have the same rights and responsibilities of all vehicle drivers. There is one significant difference in California than in most states: lane splitting is not illegal, but must be performed very carefully to avoid a serious accident. The DMV recommends that riders follow these rules:
- Adhere to posted speed limits
- Assume the driver of vehicles cannot see you
- Avoid blind spots, especially in large commercial trucks
- Be prepared to react if necessary