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Old 11-26-2010, 05:19 PM   #1
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How long to wait at a stop light?

I am sure this has happened to you, you are at a stop light and it doesn't change to green because a bike isn't registering enough metal. So how long do you wait? Do you wait till a car comes and sets the thing off, or do you make sure traffic is clear and then go?
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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I wait until a car comes up, then I move up a little forward so that way they can be closer so they can trigger the light...Though sometimes people still stay far a way

But I have taken a light or two at times when the road is completely clear.
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yeah sometimes i just go for it if i know no one is going to come for a while and its an empy intersection
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:47 PM   #4
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:49 PM   #5
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oh, NOW you decide to pay attention to threads!?

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Old 11-26-2010, 06:34 PM   #6
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No lock. Just thought it was a good reference.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:50 PM   #7
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Ah, good reference indeed.

Personally, I'll run the light as soon as I realize that the light is taking too long, it is safe to go, and (now) after a quick yet thorough scan for LEOs.
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As soon as I notice that it has cycled past me I'm out of there.

If a police officer saw me, pulled me over and ticket me, I'd go to court and bring up all the details of the 2 that lost their lives this year just sitting at a stop light and were ran over.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #10
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thats what i was thinking....AGAIN this??


for those lights that we know that they dont turn green because of your bike, dont use them.... go down the block make U turn then problem solve.
you will get a ticket if you get busted no matter if you have been there for over an 1hr.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:47 AM   #11
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do you think the grids they lay down can be made more sensitive so a bike could set them off? If so that would be the time to go to whoever runs the lights and get them to make adjustments.
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I had to run one today.. I waited through the 2nd cycle and knew nobody was around and went through it. I just try to remember which intersections have sensors and which are timers and also hope that a car is at left lane first.
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I've waited a good 10 minutes waiting for a stupid light to change...so now if there's no traffic I always run them. Thinking of just wearing a full metal armored suit and problem solved!!
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do you think the grids they lay down can be made more sensitive so a bike could set them off? If so that would be the time to go to whoever runs the lights and get them to make adjustments.
Yes. A call to 311 should do the trick. The Texas Penal Code actually states that the sensor for the traffic light MUST be capable of registering a motorcycle.
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