Motorcycles may get to run some red lights

Motorcycles may get to run some red lights

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Motorcycles may get to run some red lights

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 12:25 PM

A bill in the Washington state Legislature would allow some motorcycles to run a red light at some intersections.

Some lights are controlled by sensors, but motorcycles might be too small or light to trigger the sensors.

Under SB 5141, motorcyclists would still have to come to a full stop, but if the light doesn’t change for them after a full cycle of the signal, the driver would be allowed to proceed cautiously through the intersection or make a left turn.

The bill passed in the Senate 47-1 and is now being heard in the House.

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