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I have noticed that exiting the HOV lane can be hazardous - possibly to motorcycles.

In normal traffic lanes, motorcycles typically ride toward the driver-side of the lane. In the HOV lane, however, they ride exclusively to the passenger-side - specifically when passing slower HOV traffic.
I have been driving the HOV for approx two months. On more than one occasion, when exiting the HOV, I have been surprised by the presence of passing motorcycles. I am focused on my passenger-side mirror, looking for a break in traffic into which I can merge, starting to pull to the right, when - zoom - there's a motorcycle, passing traffic on the right, between myself and the traffic lanes.
The convex mirror makes small things smaller, and with the low early-morning sun coming from behind, directly in my mirrors, it can be difficult to discern a rapidly approaching motorcycle.
If I were a motorcyclist ( I used to be ), I would certainly not be passing on the right, when the HOV lane-stripes are dotted for access / egress . . . .

Anybody else notice this ?
 

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Ah got to love lane splitting in CA. Wish they'd pass that law up here. As an avid biker I can appreciate your concern, knowing about the limitation of the insights right side mirror.
 

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You didn't mention it in your process but be sure to use your turn signal to let them (and everyone else) know your intent.

You've done everything you can at that point, missing you becomes their responsibility.
 
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Get a larger rear view mirror... aftermarket that snaps onto and over the existing one. Probably 100+ to choose from.

I got one that doubled my rear viewage. It's much easier to see.
 
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