Is lane splitting legal in Nebraska?

My boyfriend and I are on a motorcycle road trip from California to NYC. We got a ticket in Nebraska because we were lane splitting—I thought it was allowed! Is this legal or was the cop looking to hassle us?

Cassandra Hamilton · Answered on Sep 28, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Getting a ticket is definitely a road trip mistake to avoid—who wants to deal with that? You can split lanes in California, but is lane splitting legal in Nebraska? Unfortunately in your case, the police officer was in the right—it is illegal to split lanes in Nebraska.
Lane splitting might be common in California, but Nebraska’s laws prohibit driving a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or even between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles. Lane splitting can be risky, so it’s actually outlawed in most states. Motorists don’t expect to see a motorcycle pop up right next to their car, so lane splitting puts the motorcyclist at a greater chance of being hurt in an accident.
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