SB 1329 and Bicyclists -- Updated

There are reports in the news that SB 1329, which went into effect today, allows bicyclists to cross intersections on a red light when the street is clear: Senate Bill 1329 allows motorcycle and bicycle riders to go through red lights at traffic lights that are engineered to detect motor vehicles. In Tulsa, two types of automobile-detection lights are used - an underground loop tripped by the weight of a vehicle and a camera-based laser that turns lights green when the beam is broken by a vehicle, Murray said. [Read More]

Possible Changes for Bicyclists and Stoplights

Generally, I’m not a big fan of changing laws specifically for bicyclists. I think the best way to improve the relations with bicyclists and motorists is for us to be viewed as normal vehicles on the road and not as special charity cases. However, given the number of poorly set sensor lights out there, I’m inclined to agree with this one . . . Representative Chuck Hoskins has authored House Bill 1795, which would make it legal for motorcycle drivers [and bicyclists] to continue through an intersection even if the light is red. [Read More]