motorcycles

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."

Motorcycle Rally Adds Bikers to Roadways

Jul 17, 2012
Dustin Ground

Highway officials warn motorists to be on the look-out for more than 15,000 bikers in our region, headed to the Kentucky Bike Rally.

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And I'd like to thank everyone who helped me along the way...you know who you are.

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New Test for Kentucky Motorcyclists

Apr 30, 2012
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Kentuckians wanting a motorcycle operator's license will face a new rider skills test starting this week. The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will start using the new test tomorrow which was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic. The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycle tests.

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And now the news from around our region:

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With a 69% spike in motorcycle accidents so far this year, Kentucky State Police are turning to social media to counter the problem.  KSP spokesman Trooper Michael Webb says the agency is launching a weeklong campaign urging both motorcyclists and drivers to be careful. He says,

“Our message for motorcycle safety is simply to be more proactive and vigilant in the upcoming months. Summer is closely upon us and we know that more motorcyclists will be on the roadway during that time.”