NC Red Light Law

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Steve Watt, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. Steve Watt

    Steve Watt Guest

    Another riding friend forwarded this interesting link:

    Seems like a good idea. I've fired off notes to my state

    Mind you, it's not actually a problem I've run into on my
    Connie; apparently there's sufficient metal down low, or I'm
    better at spotting the loops than average.
    Steve Watt, Dec 5, 2007
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  2. A law like that is in place in California. Not specifically
    mentioning motorcycles, I think it has more to do with lights not
    functioning. If a light doesn't turn green for me in two full cycles,
    I proceed (carefully!) through the intersection. It says you can do
    this in the state motorcycle rider's handbook.

    But even if the law doesn't specifically allow it, I'd think this
    would be a good defense in any state.
    Blazing Laser, Dec 5, 2007
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  3. Steve Watt

    Rich Guest

    That is the practice, and I recall folks here who have successfully
    argued that in court. It depends on convincing a judge that a traffic
    light that did not sense your presence is not functioning, and I think
    it makes sense for either the Legislature or the DMV to spell that out
    with law or regulation to guide the judiciary.

    Rich, Urban Biker
    Rich, Dec 5, 2007
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