Is lane splitting legal in Iowa?

Okay, I’m mad! I just got handed a ticket for passing a car in the same lane as me on my motorcycle. I didn’t even know this was illegal in Iowa! What gives?

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Sarah Gray · Answered on Sep 30, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
While it may be annoying, passing another vehicle in the same lane as you, also known as lane splitting, is illegal in Iowa. Motorcycle riders are expected to follow all the same driving rules and protocols as other drivers on the road.
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