There were 4,976 motorcycle deaths in the United States in 2016. In Texas alone, there were 496. With helmets, it’s estimated that those losses could be cut by 30% and save the U.S. up to $3 billion. Because of these statistics, helmets are very much a rule in Texas.
Lane splitting in Texas is illegal for motorcycles. However, new legislation introduced by one Texas Senator could allow some lane splitting to occur.