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Old 10-06-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
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Nevada bikers get red-light law

Why does Texas not have a red-light law?
http://t.autos.msn.com/news/nevada-b...-red-light-law
New law allows those on lightweight 2- and 3-wheeled vehicles to go on red if a traffic light doesn’t change within two cycles.

At traffic lights, have you ever maneuvered your car back and forth so the sensors in the pavement would switch them from red to green?

Just think how motorcyclists and bicyclists feel, since their 2-wheeled vehicles don’t always have the weight to trigger traffic-light sensors in the pavement.

Some resort to dismounting to push a crosswalk button to force the light to change. Or they simply run a red light and risk getting a citation.

But starting Oct. 1 in Nevada, riders of 2- and 3-wheeled vehicles can legally run a red light in the Silver State, although there are stipulations.

The rider must first come to a complete stop. Then they have to sit at an intersection for at least two light cycles and there can be no other vehicles around at the time. Nevada is just the latest state to legalize running a red for people on two or three wheels. Nearly a dozen other states already allow it, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Nebraska.

The difference is that in Nevada, police haven’t opposed the law like in other places where it has passed. But according to KSNV News3 TV in Las Vegas, law enforcement officials think it will be difficult to determine whether riders are adhering to the new rule since they’ll have to prove that someone waited through two light cycles before running a red.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:41 AM   #2
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In Tn., iirc, the rider can proceed after an unspecified time.
Yeah theres not much me off more than being stuck at a gd light
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The sensors are required by law (in Texas) to work for motorcycles. If they don't, notify the city/county to have them fixed. In the mean time, run over the lines where the wire is put in the road. They seem to work better.
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I already have a Texas Red Light law .. if they light cycles more than 2 times and no cars around .. I go.
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I already have a Texas Red Light law .. if they light cycles more than 2 times and no cars around .. I go.
More than 2 so how many cycles do you wait 5
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No Fear the traffic actuators that use weight have been removed in Texas, so it isn't a weight issue but rather a magnetic field issue, all traffic actuated signals must be able to be activated by a motorcycle or bicycle, call the operating agency and have it fixed, don't push for a law that will get you killed
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Idk about you but I look both ways b4 running a light
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They don't always work. I usually go if they don't. I was at a light with a cop behind me once and it wouldn't change. I was like "" after a couple cycles he honked at me and said "just GO" I thought it was a setup lol.
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They don't always work. I usually go if they don't. I was at a light with a cop behind me once and it wouldn't change. I was like "" after a couple cycles he honked at me and said "just GO" I thought it was a setup lol.
Lol that would be funny and suck at the same time
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More than 2 so how many cycles do you wait 5
Yes More than 2 .. where you get 5 ... School was a waste of time for you I see
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Idk about you but I look both ways b4 running a light
yea but enough of us get killed by asshat cagers without some more that puts un in a bad way
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laws. I got 100,000 miles on the street if I got 1. I don't follow law. I ride to survive with common sense (most of the time)
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I put a couple of those super strong rare earth magnets on the bottom my the bike. Never had a problem with lights.
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Turn your bike around backwards and push it through. Then it's like making a right turn on red from the other direction, only backwards, but not really backwards. It's forward, but it looks backward going forward backward.
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Just think how motorcyclists and bicyclists feel, since their 2-wheeled vehicles don’t always have the weight to trigger traffic-light sensors in the pavement.


You do realize it's not by weight right? Do you seriously think there is a scale at every light?

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