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Culture
3:55 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Motorcycles Can Now Run Problematic Red Lights In Kentucky

As of Wednesday, Kentucky has made it legal for people on motorcycles to run red lights after waiting for them to change. A motorcyclist rides in Kentucky in this file photo.
Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 2:17 pm

A new law that was prompted by motorcycles' inability to trigger sensors at traffic signals takes effect in Kentucky today, allowing motorcyclists to run a red light after they've come to a complete stop and waited for it to change.

Under the new law, people on motorcycles can move through a light only after they've stopped and waited for either two minutes or, as the bill says, if "the traffic control signal at the intersection has completed two (2) lighting cycles."

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Society
4:34 pm
Thu June 18, 2015

It's a Podcycle: Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Famer Phillip Funnell Visits Murray

Credit Chad Lampe

Murray residents were treated with an unusual sight today: an eccentric Canadian traveler and his larger-than-life "podcycle."

79-year-old Phillip Funnell ("that's two 'Ls', rhymes with 'hell'") of Vancouver, British Columbia parked his podcycle - a motorcycle with a small sleeper-trailer on the back - outside a local bike shop Thursday to fix a flat tire.  

The vehicle is meant for long-range trips and Funnell has done many in his lifetime. 

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Crime
6:45 am
Mon April 30, 2012

Motorcycle Theft on the Rise in Clarksville

wikipedia.org

So many motorcycles in Clarksville, Tennessee have been reported stolen that police have formed a task force to fight the problem. Clarksville Police Chief Al Ansley says officers are being "proactive and reactive" in their investigation of the spike in thefts. He says motorcycle owners should take precautions and urges anyone who sees suspicious activity to report it. The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle reports there have been 59 motorcycles stolen in the city in the past year with a combined value of more than $400,000.