I wish they would pass that law everywhere... Either that of figure out a sensor system that works for motorcycles as well as it works for cars! I have one left turn on a light on my way home from work, as it's a road that only goes to my workplace there's only traffic coming out of it at shift end for the most part. I'll sit and sit and sit waiting for a car to come up behind me and trip it... Lol, I've tried all the tricks of different places in the lane and putting down my sidestand but nothing seems to work.
I should mention it to the highway maintenance dept. It's not bad if I leave at the regular end of my shift when there is enough traffic to trip it for me, but if I'm 15 minutes late I have to wait forever before I get ticked off and just turn anyway... I always make sure there's no traffic at all when I do though, don't wanna get schmucked!The sensitivity of the induction loops are adjustable. Complain to the road maintenance dept.
Don't know how it is in Canada but (I'm thinking) that most states have vehicle codes that address a non-functioning traffic light I know my state does. If your motorcycle, a legal vehicle doesn't trip the light the light is non-functioning. Usually the law will state something to the effect that you can proceed when safe to do so. Of course the burden of proof will be on you that you waited long enough to determine that the light was non-functioning and it was indeed safe to proceed.
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My Missouri Motorcycle manual said nothing about this, so I don't know what is legal for me to do.
I usually just go straight, make a u turn, come back, then turn right. If it's just a very long light I'm dealing with then I'll turn right instead of left, make a u turn, then proceed. No laws are being broken this way.
I want that California code for the whole nation, it is absurd that signals here are not triggered by a legally licensed vehicle.