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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ind. Law - "New Indiana law allows scooter drivers to run red lights under certain conditions"

Really.

This could come as a shock to some motorists with the right-of-way.

Nick LaGrange reports for WFIE, Evansville:

A new traffic law is taking effect soon in Indiana that will allow scooter drivers to proceed through red lights under certain conditions.

The law will take effect July 1, and will help out scooter drivers waiting too long for the traffic light to turn green.

Scooter drivers say traffic sensors on the road don't often sense scooters parked in front of traffic lights, due to the smaller size and weight of the vehicles.

The new law states that if anyone driving a scooter, moped, or motorcycle sits at a red light for two minutes or longer, they may cautiously proceed through the intersections, without being cited.

Many people believe the law will be abused by scooter drivers, as they believe many of them won't wait the full two minutes before driving through the intersection.

The law, effective July 1, is HEA 1080.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on June 12, 2014 10:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Law