Motorcycle riders in Oklahoma may soon be able to run red lights legally under certain circumstances. It may sound odd at first, but many motorcyclists are familiar with sitting at intersections and staring at red lights that refuse to change due to sensors that are not calibrated to detect vehicles smaller than automobiles. In many cases, weight sensors cannot detect motorcycles, so the rider is forced to sit at the light with the engine idling away.

House Bill 1795 seeks to change all that by allowing motorcycle riders the ability to ride through red lights if there isn't any oncoming traffic and if its done in a safe manner. Good idea? We're not sure, but its backers say that the passage of this bill would likely reduce riding accidents and it would also have the desirable effect of saving fuel and reducing emissions. Similar legislation already exists in South Carolina.

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