A Texas senator has filed a bill in the senate that would make lane-splitting legal in the Lone Star State.
According to a report by KUHF Houston Public Radio, a spokesman for the senator claims lane-splitting would "help everybody get faster."
Lane-splitting is legal in California, but nowhere else in the U.S. and nowhere in Canada.
Stephen Polunsky, the director of the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation and Homeland Security, says auto drivers might welcome the bill because the motorcycle that moves ahead between lanes frees space for the car to move ahead.
The bill would require that motocyclists wear helmets and would restrict speed differentials to five mph and would limit lane-splitting to situations where traffic is moving at 20 mph or slower.
A 2005 bill that would have legalized lane-splitting in Texas failed.