Release Date: 1/29/2006
Charleston, SC (AP) - A bill introduced in the state Senate would allow bikers to treat sensor-controlled red lights like stop signs.
Motorcycles often aren't heavy enough to trigger a signal change. So riders either wait until a car comes along or break the law by turning right then looping around and turning right again at the green light.
The bill from Senators Phil Leventis, a Sumter Democrat, and Jake Knotts, a West Columbia Republican, would let bikers continue if a traffic sensor fails to detect their motorcycle or mo-ped, and they've sat at the intersection at least 20 seconds.
The motorcycle rights group ABATE is endorsing the bill.
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