Except that the studies that have been done show that lanesplitting does NOT increase your risk; it reduces it overall, if you split in a reasonable manner. Watch what you are doing and where you are going and be careful. But do not "assume that (your) risk is going up", because it isn't. Again as others have noted, spreading misinformation is not helpful.It is funny when it becomes "US vs THEM" in these debates.
Never more evident then the "cagers" comments.
If you want to debate legality, fine.
But at the end of the day if a motorcycle rider chooses to split lanes, they need to assume that their risk is going up.
Should people signal? Absolutely.
Should they look before changing lanes? Defiantly.
Can a driver signal, and look, but still miss a motorcycle in a fairly unexpected location? YOU BET!
Really wish more focused on preventing the fall, then trying to assign blame after an accident.