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post #1 of 7 Old Sep 29th, 2013, 12:24 pm Thread Starter
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Left on red in Nevada

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/235218...to-turn-on-red

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post #2 of 7 Old Sep 29th, 2013, 2:32 pm
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Re: Left on red in Nevada

There's a website which lists the protocol for skipping a light that isn't recognizing your vehicle. Many states have none - I recall seeing posts by people who waited a few cycles, then drove when it was save, only to be immediately pulled over by a cop who was watching.
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Re: Left on red in Nevada

Here is a ""two complete cycles" example.

You're riding north, and want to turn west.

The light is green for east-west traffic.

You wait for:

1) Goes green for north-south;
2) Goes green for east-west;
3) Goes green for north-south;
4) Goes green for east-west;

YOU STILL DON'T GO, until

5) Goes green for north-south.

The stale light that you arrived on is NOT part of the first cycle, and you can only go AFTER two complete cycles, not DURING the second cycle (which in the example ends at the end of the second full east-west green).

And remember when you do this, ALL other traffic has the right of way, you yield for EVERYONE. If that means you wait until the lights change again, you wait.

Fortunately, more and more signals in Nevada are being configured for "yield-arrow" operation, where you have the normal left arrow, but then when through traffic gets the green light, the yellow arrow flashes. If you get the flashing yellow arrow, you don't have to wait for the next green arrow.

This means that drivers are already becoming used to having "arrow lane" traffic turning left in front of through traffic, and it means that the signal doesn't have to be tripped in order to get the chance to turn.

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Re: Left on red in Nevada

Thanks for commenting Solo6, I was hoping you would.

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Re: Left on red in Nevada

There's going to be some confusion for a while, but this is a good move forward. It should be legal everywhere, like lanesplitting.

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Re: Left on red in Nevada

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There's going to be some confusion for a while, but this is a good move forward. It should be legal everywhere, like lanesplitting.
Don't hold your breath for this happening in my area.

They've allowed us to turn right on reds only two years ago and not on the Montreal island + there are other places all over the province with signs that do not allow it.

I don't think lane splitting will happen here in my lifetime...

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Re: Left on red in Nevada

Freeways in Southern California have green lights to enter during rush hour. Many of them aren't activated by a motorcycle. But since it's rush hour, I just kind of pull out until the car behind me sets it off.

Who designs these things? CALTRANS must not know about the existence of bikes, given how many of these sensors don't register motorcycles.

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