Friday, April 15, 2011

Nice new good law for motorcycles

A law for the people of motorcycles that's for the better at least in Illinois. I know a few other states that have picked this law up also.

This is in regards to traffic actuated signals (red light sensors). Often times, these signals do not pick up on motorcycles, scooters, or mopeds because they either do not weigh enough, or do not have enough metal to trigger the sensors.
Here is the language:
3.5. After stopping as required by paragraph 1 or 2 of this subsection, the driver of a motorcycle or bicycle, facing a steady red signal which fails to change to a green signal within a reasonable period of time because of a signal malfunction or because the signal has failed to detect the arrival of the motorcycle or bicycle due to the vehicle's size or weight, shall have the right to proceed subject to the rules applicable after making a stop at a stop sign as required by Section 11-1204 of this Code.


bluekat said...

I know where I live you can get pulled over. Still I wait one cycle then go when it's safe to do so.

Brady said...

I think the proposed law here is 2 cycles, we don't have one on the books yet. Minnesota had one, it was called stale greet, so if you get stuck with a red you can run it, provided you can do it safely. Really, though, with or without a law I'd probably just run the red if I were stuck there that long. If it's not going to change, you don't have any other option.

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