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i don't feel like reading, but a trick for red lights here.. well, SOME of them.. is to bump the starter button. the electromagnetic pulse from the current running to the starter trips the inductive pickup loop in the roadway in some cases.. not always.. but sometimes. lol

this shit should be stickied.. but in the meantime i will link this in my how-to thread.



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i suggest not falling down.


i don't feel like reading, but a trick for red lights here.. well, SOME of them.. is to bump the starter button. the electromagnetic pulse from the current running to the starter trips the inductive pickup loop in the roadway in some cases.. not always.. but sometimes. lol

this shit should be stickied.. but in the meantime i will link this in my how-to thread.

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hand signals when you're switching lanes or braking?
Switching lanes, and mostly turning left.


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yeah that won't happen in the US. We're too big and if the federal government were to pass a federal mandate for that, states would cry about expanding federal oversight. Would be nice if all the states would implement something like that. Might cut down on T-boning accidents.


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Local authorities are responsible for setting the timing of traffic lights, and over the years they've all gradually set them with a pause at 'all red' simply because they've found that it reduces accidents on their 'patch'. To me that just seems like commonsense.

Lights where there's a record of accidents also tend to be fitted with automatic cameras that issue a ticket to any vehicle jumping the lights.

There's no central government mandate or regulation. Local authorities have just found that it saves them the cost and hassle of clearing up the mess.

Nothing stopping you from finding out which authority is responsible for the lights in your area and lobbying for a trial at any lights with a poor accident record.

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Switching lanes, and mostly turning left.
not a bad idea though I don't even remember what the hand signals mean off the top of my head. I doubt most cagers would either

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Local authorities are responsible for setting the timing of traffic lights, and over the years they've all gradually set them with a pause at 'all red' simply because they've found that it reduces accidents on their 'patch'. To me that just seems like commonsense.

Lights where there's a record of accidents also tend to be fitted with automatic cameras that issue a ticket to any vehicle jumping the lights.

There's no central government mandate or regulation. Local authorities have just found that it saves them the cost and hassle of clearing up the mess.

Nothing stopping you from finding out which authority is responsible for the lights in your area and lobbying for a trial at any lights with a poor accident record.

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hm might very well do that

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By bumping the starter do you mean trying to start the engine when it's already cranked?
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not a bad idea though I don't even remember what the hand signals mean off the top of my head. I doubt most cagers would either
Looking at the idiot on the orange bike flailing his arms around is good enough for me. At least they will make eye contact whilst they run me over

Like I said, I just do them in conjunction with my signal lights so try and make myself/my intentions more noticeable.


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As far as the waiting 3 seconds before taking off, aren't you supposed to check both ways before entering an intersection no matter what the light color? Usually you can see the people trying to catch the last bit of the light.
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not a bad idea though I don't even remember what the hand signals mean off the top of my head. I doubt most cagers would either
All done with the left hand (in the US) with a flat palm and fingers.

Right turn: Extend arm to the side with your hand upward 90.
Left Turn: Extend arm to the side with your hand outward.
Stop: Extend arm to the side with your hand downward 90.

Note, any of the above hand motions can be modified with only the middle finger extended instead of a flat palm. This will result in many road goers giving you a honk back as a form of "thank you" for the additional effort in communicating your directional intentions. They may try to have a conversation as they drive by, but as we all know, it's difficult to talk with a helmet on.

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Note, any of the above hand motions can be modified with only the middle finger extended instead of a flat palm. This will result in many road goers giving you a honk back as a form of "thank you" for the additional effort in communicating your directional intentions. They may try to have a conversation as they drive by, but as we all know, it's difficult to talk with a helmet on.
Lmao, this wins. Sometimes they look very disgruntled when trying to communicate and I just shrug my shoulders and tap my helmet.
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