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| Posted 1/4/2012 1:13 PM (GMT -7) |
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|I already have done this a couple times since I began riding. It's very rare that it happens to me, though. Several times in my waiting for the light trigger that did not pick up me, a car will pull up behind me and set it off and then I can go.|
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Easy Rider 2
Central Illinois / Central Florida
Date Joined Dec 2009
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| Posted 1/5/2012 2:25 PM (GMT -7) |
Good idea.......but if the LEOs were properly trained it wouldn't be necessary.
What do you guys think of this new law, good idea? or trouble?
Illinois, like most other states, already has a law on the books that allows ANY kind of a motor vehicle to cautiously proceed through a red light that is "malfunctioning". That includes electronic triggers that don't.
Those laws were enacted in the "old days" of electro-mechanical traffic light controllers that often became "stuck" when a relay failed.
Almost 100% of the tickets written to bikers running a "stuck" light in Illinois are thrown out in court.
This new wording won't absolutely ensure that tickets are still not issued when they shouldn' t be but it should cut down on the frequency some.
Alas, in the past some riders have used the "stuck light" as an excuse to run the light and this might make that more frequent.
'07 Honda Shadow VLX 600
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