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View Poll Results: What do you do at a redlight that wont change?
Continue sitting there until the light turns green (or you run out of gas, LOL). 1 1.61%
Turn around and find another route. 2 3.23%
Wait until all looks clear, then cautiously proceed. 48 77.42%
Hope that a car pulls up behind you to activate the light. 11 17.74%
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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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What do you do at a red light ?

No doubt this has happened to most, if not all of us at some time or other.

Ya come up to a redlight.
Cars with the greenlight pass by, you sit and wait,
and wait,
and wait,
and wait,
well you know how it goes.

So, what do you do when this happens?

I'll wait until it's clear, then go. I've become familiar with most of the lights around where I live, so I try to avoid them, but sometimes ya just cant.


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Are you asking about one that won't change because the bike missed the sensor, or, one that just plain old won't change?

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Any light that wont change while you're on your bike, for whatever reason.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by hyperbuzzin
Any light that wont change while you're on your bike, for whatever reason.
Ha! Based on that I voted and see we're 100% in agreement so far.

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I voted.. "Wait until all looks clear, then cautiously proceed. "
Some states have started passing a law stating this for motorcycles. If you have a light that constantly does this consider contacting the transportation department. the sensors can be adjusted.
Many have reported stubborn sensors and been happy to find that they were corrected after being reported.

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Any light that wont change while you're on your bike, for whatever reason.
I put two of the "green light magic" magnets on my bike and haven't had any problems since. One on each of the frame rails after the bend at bottom of radiator. A little dab of silicone and good strong wire tie holds them in place.

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You did not include in your poll :
"Take out my pistol and shoot out ALL the lights, then proceed with caution"


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I have a left turn arrow in my home town that does it to me regularly.
Its close to the exit of a convenience store parking lot where anyone (2 or 4 or 18 wheels) can't trip the light going to the intersection from the parking lot. If you go all the way over to the left turn lane the straight thru traffic won't trip it for you. Look 3 times and go quick.

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GOOD POLL....1 light I have nearby that is like that...I wait for a bit then start to make a right and then swing back left then right, I figure if a cop comes by he might be thinking I am coming thru the green to make a right....hey it works for me lol
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In some places they are switching to optical sensors rather than the magnetic ones in the street itself. Maintenance is easier and they don't have to tear up the roads to repair them. We have some here in Corpus.

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