Eric Hill, Rose Law Group automotive investment attorney, talks with 12 News about Arizona’s new motorcycle law

By Channel 12 News

PHOENIX — You might notice a lot of “lane filtering” on Arizona roads soon.

That’s because a new law will soon let Arizona motorcyclists go between the lanes of traffic to get to the front of the line at traffic lights.

Advocates say it’s actually safer than making motorcycles wait in between cars at stoplights.


“Traffic has to be at a complete stop,” Rose Law Group attorney Eric Hill said. “So they’re passing stopped vehicles. They’re not passing vehicles that are moving”

“Lane splitting,” which is when motorcycles go between cars while traffic is moving on roads and freeways, is still illegal in Arizona.