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Old 11-22-2003, 12:01 PM   #11
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Default Re: California Traffic-Actuated Stoplights

I'm not an attorney but I'd tend to agree that this is a non-issue. The California Vehicle Code, for instance, states:




21800 (d) (1) The driver of any vehicle approaching an intersection which has official traffic control signals that are inoperative shall stop at the intersection, and may proceed with caution when it is safe to do so. This subparagraph shall apply to traffic control signals that become inoperative because of battery failure.




For those so inclined, you can search the California Codes here.
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Old 11-22-2003, 02:19 PM   #12
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The State of TN put this into practice. It is law here that if a traffic signal does not trip you are free to go on a motorcycle. Basicly you treat it like a stop sign if it does not function properly.
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Old 11-22-2003, 10:32 PM   #13
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I read the vehicle code, too, but the part about "...shall apply to traffic control signals that become inoperative because of battery failure" destroys your defense if you do (and the light was operating and not on battery back-up).
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:34 AM   #14
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I'd tell them that when the light failed to recognize my motorcycle, which is a legally licensed and insured motor vehicale, I assumed it was defective and followed the traffic code by treating it as a four way stop.

Do I still get the free federally mandated wheezer-glide?
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Old 11-23-2003, 01:18 PM   #15
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Only if it's "for the children."
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Old 11-23-2003, 01:52 PM   #16
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It is! I therefore qualify for two federally funded geezer glides for my two kids. Either that or a geezer with a federally funded sidecar.
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Old 11-23-2003, 05:02 PM   #17
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Maybe a side car on each side kind of like outriggers.



Then you could take the wife and dog too. Maybe drag KP behind you as well.
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Old 11-25-2003, 10:59 AM   #18
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Yeah these always suck. sometimes i wait forever at these lights. i usually have a 5 minute rule for running the light if it is safe.
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