Lane splitting is legal here in Texas. Legislators are not all out to get motorcyclists I guess. Personally I have always lane splitted, cautiously, as cagers have been known to open their doors at inopportune times. I couldn't imagine sitting behind a cage in a traffic jamb, if fact I have never seen anyone on a bike here in South Texas sit in a traffic jamb behind a cage. The exhaust must be very unhealthy.