Dodging traffic lights.

Rvzy
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Dodging traffic lights.

Postby Rvzy » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:49 pm

Seeing as it is legal to ride on the footpath in Tasmania(unless I'm mistaken) a lot of people dodge traffic lights by just taking the pedestrian crossing.

I have to admit to doing it on occasion, but only when there aren't a lot of pedestrians. Actually, some people do it so often that I often feel compelled not to wait.

I feel like it's fine as long as you aren't endangering anyone but I'm curious, what are you're thoughts on this?

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Re: Dodging traffic lights.

Postby mikgit » Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:56 am

Personally I won't do it except in unusual circumstances, like you can't set off the lights or soemthing.
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Re: Dodging traffic lights.

Postby queequeg » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:19 pm

Had to go through the same intersection again today. It doesn't seem to matter which bike, or where I stop, the lights just won't pick me up.
There are no visible marks on the road so you can't tell where any of the loops are. It's like I am a ghost lol
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Re: Dodging traffic lights.

Postby thecaptn » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:04 pm

As far as I know you're allowed to ride on the footpath in Tassie except for in a couple of places in Hobart. I see no problem with crossing at the pedestrian crossings.

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Re: Dodging traffic lights.

Postby Bindi » Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:14 am

It's illegal in Tas to cross at a pedestrian crossing while riding. The law requires you to dismount, unless there's a bicycle crossing. There are rules on the website of Bike Tasmania

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Dodging traffic lights

Postby AnitaGom » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:32 pm

Hi RC, i am interested in this and if you like i will start on some traffic lights here in Christchurch, do you want them saved as a .gpx file and emailed or posted in here ?

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