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Old 03-18-2007, 02:53 PM   #1
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traffic lights

Any one know what the actual law or rule is one waiting on lights? Cuz if i sit at a light for two cycles through and keep getting skipped, i run it. Just wondering if there is a law about this, cuz even when i try to get on the sensor 95 % of the time it doesn't work.
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Old 03-18-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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Good question! I've run a couple for the same reason. Yesterday my wife and I were waiting in a turn lane, and I had to motion a pickup truck to get closer to us so the sensor would trip.

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Old 03-18-2007, 03:13 PM   #3
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Read this :

http://www.geocities.com/siliconvall...ficSensors.htm
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:08 PM   #4
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In MSF they taught us to get over the cut lines where the sensor is installed. They are magnetic.

90% of the time that works.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:45 PM   #5
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i always get right in the sweet spot and it never seems to work for me. all the ones by me are just like that first loop.
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Old 03-18-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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Texas law doesn't address this issue in the traffic code. If you run the light its just like any other vehicle running it. That doesn't mean i've never run them though, most of the time I just wait on another vehicle to pull in behind me and trigger the sensor.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:46 PM   #7
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I always put both front and rear tires right on the metal sensor strip that's cut into the pavement. Works everytime.
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:13 PM   #8
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I was told that all lights should be sensitive enough to recognize that a bike is there. If not it would be considered a malfunctioning light and you can proceed with caution like a 4 way. I do this all the time or I just turn right and U it around. Now I have not had the pleasure of stating that case with a LEO at the side of the road but I will all the way to court :laughing6
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:44 PM   #9
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its against the law, however, alot of LEO's will let you do it.....
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:20 PM   #10
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I was told if u wait a reasonable amount of time and the light doesn't change for u due to not enough metal on your bike to trip the electric magnet. U treat the light as not opperating correctly and treat it as a 4 way stop.
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I stop on the line with the front tire all the way to the line that intersects with it. It works 95% of the time. If not I will wait until the coast is clear or go straight and find a u-turn to get to where I am going.
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If you can see the sensor line on the ground sometimes your can put your sidestand down right on the sensor line and it will trigger the light.
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:36 AM   #13
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here you go: I learned this in the "Awesome Cycles" MSF class. This attaches to the bottom of your bike and interacts with the magnetic field box that some signals have on the ground, which i use to think the box on the ground was pressure sensitive.....Boy was I wrong!!! This device will emit some sort of magnetic trigger which will let the box on the ground know that you are there just as if you were in a car. No more running red lights. Cool little device. Was told to go with the HP-High Power one!

http://www.greenlightstuff.com/trigger.html

A must for every bike, I think!

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:41 AM   #14
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here you go: I learned this in the "Awesome Cycles" MSF class

http://www.greenlightstuff.com/trigger.html

A must for every bike, I think!
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Old 03-19-2007, 02:30 PM   #15
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Treat it like a stop sign. May not be the law but seems to work well.
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