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Still another advantage of lane-splitting is reduction of travel time and traffic congestion. As Aupetit and his co-authors point out, lane-splitting can cut the time it takes for a motorcyclist to travel from one place to the next by half (302). Furthermore, according to Alvarez, lane-splitting gives the motorcyclist his own space in which to drive. In essence, instead of there being only two lanes for traffic, there are now three lanes—two lanes for automobile drivers and one for the motorcyclist. The result is a decrease in traffic by spreading the traffic out over three lanes instead of two (3). This would be beneficial for motorcyclists and automobilists alike. If traffic were congested, a motorcyclist could lane-split. Lane-splitting

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