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July 13th, 2007
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From:beckyc
Date:July 13th, 2007 02:56 pm (UTC)
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AIUI it's OK to go through a red light in whatever vehicle you are in, if the lights are actually broken (and not just slow), and you are suitably cautious, give way etc. Sometimes cyclists don't manage to trigger the sensor for red lights, so when it's 3am and there is no traffic at all to trigger the sensor for you, proceding with caution and giving way is probably OK. Or pushing your bike across.
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From:king_of_wrong
Date:July 13th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
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I've never seen lights stuck on red... when they break, they just go out.
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From:lnr
Date:July 14th, 2007 08:54 am (UTC)
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Some lights work (expecially in the evenings) with a detection loop in the road. They tend to leave all the lights on red except when a vehicle is detected. Occasionally the detection loop is broken or badly calibrated so that it does not detect cycles (which are obviously harder to detect) so the light won't turn green for you.
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From:half_of_monty
Date:July 15th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
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Yup. You can tell cause you wait crossly in the 2am drizzle for some time, then a car comes up behind you and the lights instantly change. Bad timing once or twice perhaps, but it happens persistently at the same junction.
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From:fivemack
Date:July 15th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
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The one at the end of Arbury Road going onto Milton Road does this quite annoyingly, though that may just be that that was where I was last cycling in the rain and stopped eternally at a red light.
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From:lnr
Date:July 15th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
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I've never had a problem there, but then I'm usually going through at busier times.

If you're aware of one with a problem it *is* worth reporting them, because they do get fixed.
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