For those who see it as rude or unfair and likely to annoy other drivers, our experience -- more than 40 years during which it has been permitted and combined lane-splitting experience in the tens of thousands of miles in California -- indicates that other drivers are likely to be annoyed at first, but that they eventually accept and even aid lane-splitters, almost universally. It does require that the rider be able to control his bike smoothly at low speeds and be able to judge its width. However, it is otherwise fairly simple, and may be easier for many riders than staying in the lane and making frequent sudden stops. Passing between lanes of slow-moving traffic also offers the rider a better view of the road ahead and traffic around him and gives him more control of the situation. It is legal in many other countries where it is seen to reduce congestions. We have even seen places, such as Bangkok, where special accommodations are made to aid lane-splitters and maximize the benefit.