Friday, April 29, 2016

In the news, the Dead Red laws, now bikers can legally move through a red light if it doesn't change to green after 2 minutes in 16 states

Late last month Indiana joined 15 other states with the passing of house bill 1080, better known as the “dead red” law.

The bill, authored by local state representative Mike Karickhoff (R), authorizes motorcycle, moped, and bicycle riders who fail to trigger a traffic signal at an intersection to drive through a red light, so long as the rider first stops for two minutes and then proceeds cautiously.

The other states that have “dead red” laws are Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and California.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder if these laws apply when you are driving a smart car? A couple times I have had to get out and push the walk button to get the light to change!