Ind. bill would aid motorcyclists at stoplights

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Associated Press

Posted on January 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A state lawmaker who's a physician and a motorcycle enthusiast wants to give motorcyclists the right to proceed through red lights at Indiana intersections.

Crawfordsville Republican Rep. Tim Brown says he's co-sponsoring the bill because many stoplights are magnetically triggered and motorcycles sometimes don't trigger them. He says that leaves motorcyclists idling and waiting for the red light to change to green.

The bill would allow motorcyclist to proceed through a steady red light if they come to a complete stop for two minutes and ensure it's safe to proceed.

Brown says the idea for the legislation came from discussions with motorcycle riders who have run into problems with lingering red lights.

He tells the Journal & Courier (http://on.jconline.com/WMvS68 ) the bill matches policy already in place in some states.

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Information from: Journal and Courier, http://www.jconline.com

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