According to Hell For Leather, the state of Nevada is considering allowing lane splitting.
For decades, California has been the only US state that’s allowed motorcyclists to efficiently move through traffic by lane splitting – and for a while recently, even that state was in doubt. However, Nevada’s transportation committee is working on a bill that carefully words permission for motorcyclists to lane split.
That bill has passed the transportation committee vote; from there, it will head to the state assembly, then the state senate.
Hopefully it passes; maybe this could be what motorcyclists across the continent have been waiting for. If we can get our politicians to see the benefits of lane splitting, we’d all be better off.
On the other hand, helmet laws have been in flux across the US for years now, with no change in Canada; even if this bill passes, there’s the possibility lawmakers in other jurisdictions will dismiss the move towards lane-splitting as a bad idea. Your best bet, if the bill passes, is to start working on your local politicians as soon as possible.