Kansas – Motorcycles OK to Run Red Lights

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Okay, so I thought I had heard all the ludicrous laws that these “lawmakers” could make.

I thought they would have learned by now, but below is an article that proves most of these “lawmakers” are asinine.

Now they just gave the “green-light” to wrongful death lawsuits that should never have went to court.

There will be thousands of these cases come up now.

Way to go Kansas for looking out for your citizens – what a STUPID IDEA!

Ever been itching to run a red light that just won’t change? Kansas lawmakers think motorcycle riders should be able to do just that.

The Kansas House on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow bikers to run a red light if the signal “fails” to turn green after a “reasonable period of time.” The proposal leaves the discretion in the hands of the motorcyclist, but is aimed at ensuring riders don’t get trapped in perpetuity at intersections because of signals that either malfunction or don’t detect the motorcycles.

Motorcycle riders testified this month that their bikes were often not big or heavy enough to trigger the sensors that cause red lights to switch. For fear that riders would have to choose between being stuck on the Kansas tundra or running a light and risking a ticket, they urged the legislature to approve the so-called “Dead Red” bill giving them a free pass. The riders testifying in support of the bill belonged to a group known as ABATE, or A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.

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