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Old 01-29-2006, 07:46 PM   #1
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Default Re: Motorcycle rights group supports stop-look-go legislation.

Um, what about putting a magnet on the bottom of your bike the the rest of us do? You could always have your passenger get off and press the pedestrian button...
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:36 AM   #2
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Default Re: Motorcycle rights group supports stop-look-go legislation.

I had a Green Light Trigger and was uninpressed with it. Better to just stop, LOOK and go.
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:42 AM   #3
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Pedestrian button? Ain't no such thing out here in the sticks, boy!
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Old 01-30-2006, 01:43 AM   #4
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Default Re: Motorcycle rights group supports stop-look-go legislation.

I also have had no success with such devices. I just break the law, and keep an eye out for the man.
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:10 AM   #5
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Stop lights,Would somebody explain to me what a stop light is ? sounds interesting,where can I find one ?
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Old 01-30-2006, 03:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Motorcycle rights group supports stop-look-go legislation.

I have to disagree with Pete and agree with (cosponsor and retired cop) Jake Knotts: if you decide that you've waited long enough, look both ways, and then proceed through a red light, it's clearly your fault if a collision ensues. Who else could be to blame?!?



Otherwise, the traffic engineer does have an interesting attitude. Perhaps he couldn't get the sensors he wanted because the other vendors paid for the right golfing trips.

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Old 01-30-2006, 04:35 AM   #7
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Default Re: Motorcycle rights group supports stop-look-go legislation.

Those magnetic devises currently in the market do not work, however the idea of allowing motorcycles to go through red lights would make passing cagers on double yellow lines look like child's play! Legal or ilegal. You want to talk about road rage?

The obvious solution would be to have the manufacturer of the sensors make them motorcycle friendly, but to accomplish that, they would have to treat us bikers as equal citizens in this great country of ours, and what are the chances of that happening...

Anyone out there have any practical ideas?
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Old 01-30-2006, 05:04 AM   #8
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If the stop light has sensors embedded in the road put your bike in neutral and lower the kickstand on the spot where the sensors intersect.
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Old 01-30-2006, 06:18 AM   #9
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But the problem is when there are NO other cagers around. When cars are around, then they can set off the light for us and we ccan be on our way. But if we run a red and nobody sees us do it, did we actually do it in the first place? This has nothing to do with roadrage ... I am just tired of fealing nervous about running a light when I have been sitting there for five minutes at a solid red light.
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Old 01-30-2006, 07:07 AM   #10
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Interesting attitude? The only reason this is a problem at all is because the sensors don't work, either because they aren't designed to detect a motorcycle, are improperly installed or completely non-functional. Fixing them is goig to require an awful lot of digging -- with on guarantee that it will work. No, I think this will always be a problem. As long as there are traffic light sensors, traffic light sensors will fail. When they do it's time to run the red light -- carefully.
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