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    Legally going through red traffic lights.

    I'm sure most are aware of this law, but some may not be and I figured I would try to help educate anyone who does not know that motorcycles and bicycles can go through red lights in Wisconsin as long as you wait 45 seconds and no other vehicles to actuate the light you need to change. Here is the law .....

    Notwithstanding subd. 1., a motorcycle, moped, motor
    bicycle, or bicycle facing a red signal at an intersection may, after
    stopping as required under subd. 1. for not less than 45 seconds,
    proceed cautiously through the intersection before the signal turns
    green if no other vehicles are present at the intersection to actuate
    the signal and the operator of the motorcycle, moped, motor
    bicycle, or bicycle reasonably believes the signal is vehicle actuated.
    The operator of a motorcycle, moped, motor bicycle, or bicycle proceeding
    through a red signal under this subdivision shall yield the right−of−way
    to any vehicular traffic, pedestrian, bicyclist, or rider of an electric personal
    assistive mobility device proceeding through a green signal at the
    intersection or lawfully within a crosswalk or using the intersection. This subdivision
    does not affect any authorization for a bicyclist under subd. 2.

    I always feel like I'm doing something wrong when I do it though LOL
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    Always wondered about that as I've seen people on mototcycles sitting at lights forever!
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    light on 164 and national used to leave me stranded all the time....took advantage of the law more than once there....

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    Never knew that.

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    Most new intersections are going to the sensors that look like cameras on top of the light poles and not that weight/under car sensor thing.

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    My MINI wont trigger the light by my house, can I go too? lol

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    I do this all the time BUT, I have been pulled over for it twice.

    Both cops said that I didn't "wait long enough" which is ridiculous to me. If there isn't any traffic and I'm sitting at a light that I know I won't trigger with my radiator fan blowing 200* air at me... I'm going.

    Good to post though since I've gotten the weirdest looks!


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    It's not really a weight thing, its more of a magnetic field thing. If you have a bike or car that is mostly aluminum it won't disrupt the field enough to trigger the lights. There are company's that make a device that you stick to the bottom of the bike and power it off the ignition and it creates enough field to trip the lights. I've been thinking about getting one for a while, but can't find much for reviews on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PonyKiller87 View Post
    It's not really a weight thing, its more of a magnetic field thing. If you have a bike or car that is mostly aluminum it won't disrupt the field enough to trigger the lights. There are company's that make a device that you stick to the bottom of the bike and power it off the ignition and it creates enough field to trip the lights. I've been thinking about getting one for a while, but can't find much for reviews on them.
    Yea, its called a magnet
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    Yeah but you would need a big ass magnet. The things they sell are small electro magnets basicaly.
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    I had to go through one on my bicycle a few weeks ago.

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    I've heard of this in other states, didn't know it was legal here in Wisco. I've done it before, I thought I was being a bad ass. I failed once again...

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    on my gsxr 600 at the lights coming off the freeway at hwy 164 i used to get stuck all the time but only once was i able to go after 45 seconds. usually cars would pull up behind me in that alotted time. Now i think they have new sensors and my busa is bigger so i usually trip them right away. Few other places i've gone thru and people do look at you like wtf i wana go too. but i have the right to
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    I've heard of people putting hard drive magnets under their bikes. Supposedly with good results but I've yet to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilws6 View Post
    on my gsxr 600 at the lights coming off the freeway at hwy 164 i used to get stuck all the time but only once was i able to go after 45 seconds. usually cars would pull up behind me in that alotted time. Now i think they have new sensors and my busa is bigger so i usually trip them right away. Few other places i've gone thru and people do look at you like wtf i wana go too. but i have the right to
    If no other cars pull up to trigger the light you have the right to. If there were other cars waiting at the light, then you don't thave the right to go through

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    Just about everytime I do this, the light changes when I get to the otherside of the intersection.

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    Southbound Goodhope to 45 (carpool/bike side) wont trigger, wish the cops would sit there and get the hoodrats in the bus/carpool lane ;(
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    I know of a nice strech of them on gulf road in peweukee. Sometimes I use them as a break to stand up and relax my hands, lol. I've gone through about 15 a year; however, most of them are big intersections that I would rather not "run".

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