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Bill could allow bikers to pass red lights
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(AP) A Georgia proposal would allow motorcycle riders to run some red lights.

House Bill 161 allows bikers to run a red light after waiting 60 seconds if the signal fails to detect their motorcycles.

The measure has the backing of several biker organizations around the state, and advocates say there are some 40,000 traffic signals in Georgia that rely on detection devices not designed to recognize the weight of a motorcycle.

Linda Allen of the American Bikers Active Toward Education in Georgia said the proposal would be much cheaper than spending millions of dollars to replace the sensors.

Georgia would become the ninth state to pass some sort of legislation aimed at motorcycle riders stranded at red lights if the measure is adopted.