I am curious to learn whether the inclusion of research from New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland in Australia, as well as European research, added to several studies from California will contribute effectively to moving legislation to allow a form of lane-filtering here in Washington state. It is from those locations that research has demonstrated that the practice of allowing motorcyclists to split lanes, or move between lanes on surface streets to be safer for motorcyclists, while also reducing the overall commute times for all highway users. Both techniques are currently legal in California, with lane-filtering legal in Utah. In Europe, and many other locations in the world, it is not only legal but the expected behavior of motorcyclists. In twelve US states, the practice is in a grey area, neither legal nor illegal as it is not codified at all in state law. In Washington state, the main opponents have been the Washington State Patrol, who simply repeats testimony in legislative hearings that they find it to be an unsafe practice. Partially because Washington drivers are not used to the idea.