Dax Shepard as Jon Baker in Chips remake - Matrvel

CHiPs remade for the big screen

The hit Seventies TV series, CHiPs is back on the big screen as a comedy, with a motorcycle racer as lead actor and with BMWs instead of Yamahas. In the original TV series from 1977 to 1983, California Highway Patrol (CHiPs) officers Jon Baker and Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello, played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox, …

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Lane filtering lane splitting

Is Californian lane splitting safe?

California is the first US state to allow lane splitting, with riders possibly allowed to split lanes at up to 50mph (80km/h) but no faster than 15mph (24km/h) more than surrounding traffic. Over the past two years, the three eastern states of Australia have introduced lane filtering between stationary or slow-moving traffic and the ACT is running …

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CHiPs police go Harley

CHiPs will soon be riding Harleys (like the ones pictured). In the 1970s TV series, “CHipS”, California Highway Patrol officers Frank and Ponch, played by Erik Estrada and Larry Wilcox rode Kawasaki 1000s. Today’s CHiPs ride BMWs, but that is about to change. The San Francisco CHiPs have signed a deal to buy 121 American-made …

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