To lane split or not? The French Federation of Angry Bikers took to the roads in a 40,000 strong protest, after an official from the French Transport Ministry stated that the police would start pulling over and fining motorcyclists who lane split.
10,000 of the protesters made a point of taking up as much room as a car and not lane split which resulted in a massive road congestion in Paris, and after the French Transport Secretary Jean Marc Belotti said if bikers didn’t the like the idea that they couldn’t lane split anymore “they can take the metro like everyone else” which the bikers did and wearing full leathers, mobbing into the Paris subway system and blocking one of the lines.
… apparently the Transport Secretary has now had second thoughts and is re-considering the restrictions on lane-splitting.
Source | stayontheblack