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Old 02-21-2010, 12:51 PM   #21
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I treat them like stop signs. Wait for a clearing and go.
And we all know, we should follow what you do as an example of correct behavior...


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Old 02-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #22
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I usually will wait for One Revolution of the lights, if nothin then I shut my Bike off, Flash my lights, start the bike back up and wait. If still nothin after another Revolution, I make a right turn then a U-Turn at next safest place to do so
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I usually will wait for One Revolution of the lights, if nothin then I shut my Bike off, Flash my lights, start the bike back up and wait. If still nothin after another Revolution, I make a right turn then a U-Turn at next safest place to do so
Another option is to pull out your piece and shoot out the light.

Then you can explain, "Well officer, it wasn't operating, so I treated it as a 4 way stop". No problems that way.
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I rarely have this problem with the 14 for whatever reason............ however it has been my exp. that there are several types of "sensors" at said lights. Both loops and camera. Am i wrong here?
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I rarely have this problem with the 14 for whatever reason............ however it has been my exp. that there are several types of "sensors" at said lights. Both loops and camera. Am i wrong here?
The only thing the cameras sense is your license plate.

Some of the cameras are just recording traffic and can be used in accidents cases, others of course, are "red light" cameras intended to issue you a ticket.
There could be exceptions but generally, magnetic loops are used for operating the lights.
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SN the last pressure activated light I know about was removed about 10 or so years ago, it was at the corner of S Braeswood and Kirby, loud clunk when you went over the switch. The law does require all traffic acuated signals to respond to motorcycles but the guy at the Deer Park office over traffic signals told me that they need to have 50lbs of steel, if they set it lower the nuisance change. I called about several lights, pasadena st augustine@ Redbluff and others some places try to do what the law says others don't
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This problem will get better in time. A new law went into effect recently that says that all those type of sensors have to be modified to recognize bikes.
Of course it's TXDOT so it could take a while, even though the deadline has already expired.
Not being a lawyer I can't say for sure but, I would think that would give you a way to fight a redlight ticket and win.
Nope, cant fight it and win. I got pulled over for treating it as a stop sign at the light near my parents house. A cop was sitting down by the school and saw me. As I came up to him he walked over to the road and waved me over. Gave me a warning for running it but when I told him I had sat there for about 10 min and the light never changed he said " yea I was watching you sit there waiting on you to run it." He then told me that if my light dosnt change all i can do is wait for a car to pull up and set it off or make a right on red and find another way to get where I am going. I didnt think about it then but I shoulda asked wtf I do if a car never shows and its one of those "no right turn on red" intersections.
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Go through the light and make a U-Turn. Most of the lights on my side of town have the motion sensor mounted up on top of the traffic light. People often mistake them for cameras, but they are motion sensors and I have never had a problem tripping that type when I'm on the bike.

Or you could devise a route that uses only right turns???
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Nope, cant fight it and win. I got pulled over for treating it as a stop sign at the light near my parents house. A cop was sitting down by the school and saw me. As I came up to him he walked over to the road and waved me over. Gave me a warning for running it but when I told him I had sat there for about 10 min and the light never changed he said " yea I was watching you sit there waiting on you to run it." He then told me that if my light dosnt change all i can do is wait for a car to pull up and set it off or make a right on red and find another way to get where I am going. I didnt think about it then but I shoulda asked wtf I do if a car never shows and its one of those "no right turn on red" intersections.
If I understand your story, you didn't have to fight it because it was a warning.
I could be wrong but I think the popo was incorrect when he said all you can do is wait for a car. The law says the signal is supposed to sense your presence, I'm thinking if it doesn't you might be able to win in court.
His suggestion of turning right on red doesn't address what you should do if you are in a left turn lane. That leaves you in the middle of what could be a very busy street. A dangerous place to sit through several cycles of a light.
I would run it and fight it.
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you are correct i didnt have to fight it was just telling what officer told me. In a left hand turn I wouldnt know what else to do other then run it. I would assume with what your saying the law says, you could use that to fight it. Only thing is you are saying you broke a law because the "signal broke a law". Guess all it comes down to is the cop and judge.
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I was having a discussion with others on another forum about red lights and motorcycles. Everyone talks about installing strong magnets on their bikes, but I came up with an idea! Someone should patent this! Why not embed the strong magnets in the heel of riding boots?!
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I would have to beg for the ticket on that one just to take him to court and see what the judge says.

I have to run the light all the time. I just sit and wait a few revolutions, then go when it's clear. don't give a rats about who is watching. i also was told about the light not operating correctly and treat it as a 4 way stop.
I try to place my front wheel on the cuttout area, in the hopes that the front wheel/rotors and engine will set the trigger. sometimes works sometimes not.
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Nope, cant fight it and win. I got pulled over for treating it as a stop sign at the light near my parents house. A cop was sitting down by the school and saw me. As I came up to him he walked over to the road and waved me over. Gave me a warning for running it but when I told him I had sat there for about 10 min and the light never changed he said " yea I was watching you sit there waiting on you to run it." He then told me that if my light dosnt change all i can do is wait for a car to pull up and set it off or make a right on red and find another way to get where I am going. I didnt think about it then but I shoulda asked wtf I do if a car never shows and its one of those "no right turn on red" intersections.
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Magnetic boots huh? You would have a nice collection on hardware after every ride. Bolts, nuts, washers, cotter pins, wire, etc...
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Great idea. You guys could pick up all the nails and screws on the street for me and keep them out of my tires
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If I understand your story, you didn't have to fight it because it was a warning.
I could be wrong but I think the popo was incorrect when he said all you can do is wait for a car. The law says the signal is supposed to sense your presence, I'm thinking if it doesn't you might be able to win in court.
His suggestion of turning right on red doesn't address what you should do if you are in a left turn lane. That leaves you in the middle of what could be a very busy street. A dangerous place to sit through several cycles of a light.
I would run it and fight it.
I agree. I am not a lawyer, but at this point, it appears the State is not abiding by its own law. So, there is a chance at winning this one in court.
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Magnetic boots huh? You would have a nice collection on hardware after every ride. Bolts, nuts, washers, cotter pins, wire, etc...
True...true...

Those might be bolts from a fellow biker's Harley. Just think, you might have saved him some cash when you return the lossed hardware to him/her.

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