According to, a bill in the Washington state Legislature would allow some motorcycles to run a red light at some intersections. And bicycles too.
Some traffic lights are controlled by sensors, but motorcycles and bicycles are sometimes too small or light to trigger the sensors.

Under SB 5141, motorcyclists would still have to come to a full stop, but if the light doesn’t change for them after a full cycle of the signal, the driver or rider would be allowed to proceed cautiously through the intersection or make a left turn.

The bill passed in the Senate 47-1 and is now being heard in the House.

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