A new state law takes effect later this week permitting motorcycles to proceed through red lights — but only under some very specific circumstances. News/Talk 960’s Evan Jones has the story.[audio:https://wfirnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/06-27-Red-Lights-Wrap1-WEB.mp3|titles=06-27 Red Lights Wrap1-WEB]
Just about anyone rides a motorcyclist will tell you that at one time or another, their two-wheeler just won’t trip the red light in front of them. So starting July first, this Friday, a new law takes affect designed to deal with such circumstances. DMV Spokesperson Melanie Stokes says bikers will have a new option at such times: if the light does not trip for two complete cycles or within two minutes, the motorcyclist can treat the stoplight as a stop sign. In such cases, that means yielding to traffic with a green light before proceeding through the intersection.