I have always been puzzled by how polarizing a topic lane splitting can be, even among motorcyclists. In an attempt at transparency, I am completely biased here in favor of lane splitting. As a California native, I have been splitting lanes as long as I have been riding and see it as both a safer and more efficient means of travel. I know what you naysayers are thinking: "How is lane splitting safer?" Well, if you go between cars and up to the front at a red light, your chances of being rear ended are greatly reduced. The quicker part seems obvious.