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Old 08-27-2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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Traffic Sensors Must Recognize Bikes

Under a new law that takes effect Sept. 1, ALL traffic-actuated signals must recognize motorcycles

If there are any known signals, which in your experience, do not recognize your presence, post it up so we can send this to the proper authorities who will need to fix the problem.

Here's a few that I'm aware of in my area:
1. Memorial Drive, Left turn lane at Chimney Rock;
2. Memorial Drive westbound, left turn lane onto Voss;
3. Memorial Drive westbound, left turn lane at S. Piney Point;
4: Memorial Drive eastbound, at split into San Felipe/Memorial Drive;
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:37 PM   #2
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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is it state law, county law, city law??
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:38 PM   #4
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:44 PM   #5
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:57 PM   #6
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http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/features/loopMay07.pdf

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Old 08-27-2007, 07:29 PM   #7
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It's a State law. I got the info from the American Motorcyclist Association's "Statewatch". I'm an AMA member, and they have info and updates on things like this through their monthly magazine. I'll try to find an actual link.

It's a good idea to join the AMA. They do alot to protect and enforce Rider's Rights, and could use our support.
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nasa pkwy and saturn ln, mainly the lanes turning from nasa eastbound onto saturn ln.
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:47 PM   #9
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Turning Left onto Gatebrooks rd from El Dorado Facing west ....

run many red lights there

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Old 08-27-2007, 07:48 PM   #10
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:50 PM   #11
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Blackhawk and Scarsdale left turn lane going south. I don't even turn there any more. I just take a right and do a u turn.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:31 PM   #12
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Here it is written:

"BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Chapter 544, Transportation Code, is amended by
adding Section 544.0075 to read as follows:
Sec. 544.0075. CERTAIN TRAFFIC-ACTUATED ELECTRIC
TRAFFIC-CONTROL SIGNALS. (a) This section applies only to a
traffic-actuated electric traffic-control signal that consists of
a traffic-control signal for which the intervals vary according to
the demands of vehicular traffic as registered by a detector and
that is installed and operating at an intersection.
(b) In addition to any other type of vehicle the presence of
which the detector for the traffic-actuated electric
traffic-control signal may register, the detector for a
traffic-actuated electric traffic-control device to which this
section applies must be capable of registering the presence of a
motorcycle.
SECTION 2. Section 544.0075, Transportation Code, as added
by this Act, applies only to a detector that is installed, replaced,
calibrated, or recalibrated in connection with a traffic-actuated
electric traffic-control signal on or after the effective date of
this Act.
SECTION 3. This Act takes effect September 1, 2007."


I see some potential loopholes/problems here.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:34 AM   #13
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Clay road, turning left North on Brittmore. After 2 cycles I usually just run the thing
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Clay road, turning left North on Brittmore. After 2 cycles I usually just run the thing
we dont promote that here on MH

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Old 08-28-2007, 07:07 AM   #15
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:19 AM   #16
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so they will not go out and fix problem areas just because it does not register a motorcycle. Unless they already have to go out there to work on them or they are a new installation.

"applies only to a detector that is installed, replaced,
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left turn from 1960 on to Eldridge, left turn from 1960 to Perry Rd. Thanks
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so they will not go out and fix problem areas just because it does not register a motorcycle. Unless they already have to go out there to work on them or they are a new installation.

"applies only to a detector that is installed, replaced,
calibrated, or recalibrated in connection with a traffic-actuated
electric traffic-control signal on or after the effective date of
this Act."

Yeah, thats what I figured. I can't imagine how much it would cost the city to go out and redo all the sensors in Houston. At least it's a step in the right direction though.
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