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Old 01-16-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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Stop lights in the middle of nowhere

Do y'all run them or just wait for them to trip?
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:33 PM   #2
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Do y'all run them or just wait for them to trip?
stop, look both ways for traffic/cops, then move on and go about my business if clear.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:35 PM   #3
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on my old commute to work I would take a side street just to avoid a light.
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #4
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Hate those lights especially the ones that are weight sensor and the bike isn't heavy enough to set off.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:16 PM   #6
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I normally sit there one cycle to see if it will trip then if it does not I'm gone.

I'm going to try this trick. I have several old hard drives laying around.

Hmm I just posted the link and it embedded the video. (weird)

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Old 01-16-2014, 06:25 PM   #7
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its legal to run red lights as long as you stop and look first

ive done it in front of several cops never had a problem
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its legal to run red lights as long as you stop and look first

ive done it in front of several cops never had a problem
Really? This has the sound of bad internet advice.
No offence but are you really sure that red lights mean "stop, look around and then go if it's clear".
I'm thinking following this advice could get someone a large ticket.
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:32 PM   #9
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iv been told by other riders but if your gonna sit and wait for someone to trip the sensor at most lights your gonna wait a long time
let me look up for sure
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Old 01-16-2014, 07:36 PM   #10
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ok so my sources were wrong

this is off the txdps website

"No, there are no provisions in Texas law that will allow any non-emergency vehicle to bypass a red light. You will need to turn or change lanes legally when safe then find another route. As stated in Texas Transportation Code (TRC) 544.0075 certain traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signals are required to be capable of registering the presence of a motorcycle."
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the light at 2920 and stubner airline has a weight sensor. i sat threw 3 cycles one day and finally ran it. now i run that sucker everyday. sometimes in my truck also when there is no traffic. it has to be the dumbest spot for a light i have ever seen absolutely pointless.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #13
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Well now I dont feel so bad lol I didn't realize we all did this lol pretty much for me if I hit a light longer then few minutes im gone if theres no one there Of course
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yup, I will sit 1 cycle at most. Then when clear I go.


"No, there are no provisions in Texas law that will allow any non-emergency vehicle to bypass a red light. You will need to turn or change lanes legally when safe then find another route. As stated in Texas Transportation Code (TRC) 544.0075 certain traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signals are required to be capable of registering the presence of a motorcycle."

so they admit not ALL signals are required to register a motorcycle...
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I stop at the reds...but apparently many cars don't feel the same way when I have the right of way...

Stupid cagers.
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Wait one cycle and go, however there are a few lights around my house that I know won't pick up my bike that I stop and go on (low traffic industrial area)

Just waiting for the day I hear the sirens go off behind me so I can see if my, but I knew the light would never go green for me excuse works.
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