Illinois ‘dead red’ bill succumbs to legislative inaction – Dealernews
An Illinois bill that would let motorcyclists run red lights under some circumstances has been pulled from the legislative calendar for this session.
‘It may not move this session,’ State Sen. Mike Jacobs told the Quad-City Times. ‘It’ll probably come back in October.’
Seven other states already have ‘dead red’ laws, which let motorcyclists run a red light if they have waited an extended period of time because their bike didn’t trip the traffic signal sensors.
The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Gary Forby, D-Benton, wants drivers to be able to proceed through a red light when it is safe to do so, because the wait is an inconvenience. Officials say it’s more of a problem in rural than urban areas.”