How many times have you stopped at a traffic light triggered by a sensor in the street and your bike doesn’t have enough mass to change the light? It’s a pain in the butt and you end up waiting for a car to come up and trigger the light or you run the red. There’s a bill in the South Carolina Senate that would allow you to go through the red if you have waited for at least 20 seconds and you check for traffic before proceeding.
I know, they sell those little devices you can put on the bottom of your motorcycle that are supposed to trigger the light but I think those work about as well as deer whistles. Other than a bill like this, I’m not sure what we can do. Maybe they could do something to the sensors to make them more sensitive or maybe they could have a smaller sensor clearly marked where a motorcycle could stop that would trip the light. What do you think?
South Carolina red light bill