Virginia motorcycle laws amended: A red light change in store
A new Virginia law that takes effect tomorrow will allow drivers of motorcycles and mopeds to treat red lights as stop signs provided they come to a complete stop for two minutes and determine it's safe to proceed. Bicycles will also be held to this new law — a moot point, since bicycles don't care about traffic laws to begin with.
The only time you'll be able to use this law seems to be late at night on back roads. If you're on a main road, you most likely won't have to wait a full two minutes, and during the day it probably won't be "safe to proceed." And red-light cameras don't care if you've stopped for two minutes, so you'll have to just wait.
The state's General Assembly also passed a law allowing Tea Party–themed license plates. So there you have it, folks: Your partisan government, hard at work.
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