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Georgia law needs to get with the program.

08/09/06 | by Mikey | Categories: Motorcycle, Commuting

MikeyApparently Alabama and South Carolina both allow a motorcyclist to run a red light intentionally if the light does not change for the rider.

Of course you still have to stop, prove you sat there for a rotation or so and if after 20 seconds you still don't have a light change then you may proceed through the intersection when you have deemed it safe.

Great, now where is this law in Georgia? It's not. So yeah, the red light on Wheeler Rd to go west on I-20, I sat at that thing for 3 rotations last night around 11:30pm before I finally lost my patience and after making sure nothing was coming and the cops weren't around, I ran it. There was virtually no traffic and I was hoping that a car would pull into the lane either next to me or behind me so that it would trigger the light. No such luck.

Oh well. Hopefully they get with the times. I wonder what a motorcycle cop does in that situation? :P

 

2 comments

Comment from: Rufus  
Rufus

Georgia can have its thumb up its butt most of the time. To pass such a law would be admitting that there was FAULT!! with the traffic lights. Now, this is just a guess, but I’d say that whoever supplies the state with traffic lights (notice we’ve been getting those new LED versions everywhere?) doesn’t want such an implication. Just a hunch.

08/10/06 @ 00:56
Comment from: annabelle231  
annabelle231

minnesota has that same law, with cars too! damn your georgia!

08/10/06 @ 15:10
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