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Old March 6th @ 09:03 am   #1
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From: Vegas

Motorcycle: '06 Suzuki SV1000S
As a new rider I've been learning first hand about some of the problems that motorcyclists have with traffic signals not "picking them up" especially on low volume roads with video detection. Luckily I'm a county traffic systems tech and I'm in a position to try a few different configurations and do something about it. I need your help. Make me a list.

This is your chance to scream to the guy that takes care of traffic signals for the county. Note that I can only make changes to signals in unincorporated Clark County. Henderson, LV and NLV have their own shops. I can forward any concerns to them but can't guarantee results.

I need specifics, for example:

Intersection: Flamingo and Pecos
Direction of travel: South to East left turn
Time of day: 6:15a and 5:45p
Color scheme of your bike, helmet, jacket etc.: (yes, in some cases this makes a difference)
Nature of the problem: Not getting a green light when at the signal by myself


I'm not a miracle worker, don't ask me for green lights for your entire route to work. I'll do my best to respond to address all problems and let you know what I can do.

 
 
Old March 6th @ 09:18 am   #2
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From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
The only time I had a problem was when we lived on base and I was heading home from the dragstrip @ anywhere from midnight to 2am. Heading South on Las Vegas Blvd from the Strip, trying to turn Left onto Craig Rd (leading into base). The LH turn lane green light would NEVER come on. No matter where on the pad I would stop (of course I would be by myself). Riding a blue FZ1, wearing blue gear (mesh, leather, didn't matter).

Can you fix lights that only stay green for 3 seconds, no matter how many vehicles are waiting for it?
BTW, thanks for stepping up to help correct these problems.
 
 
Old March 6th @ 09:27 am   #3
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From: Vegas

Motorcycle: '06 Suzuki SV1000S
Yeah, Craig and the boulevard is one of mine. That one is kind of screwy because of the skewed geometry and bad camera placement.

As far as timing goes I can make some adjustments, but not drastic changes to the coordination patterns. Shoot me some examples and I'll let you know what I can do.
 
 
Old March 6th @ 09:55 am   #4
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
theres been a few write ups about problems all over the country with bikes and lights. tricks are putting the kick stand down or moving back n forth in the area you are in, in the lane. and stopping and starting the bike....
 
 
Old March 6th @ 12:23 pm   #5
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From: (Home) Las Vegas; (Stationed) Alaska; (currently) East Paktika, Afghanistan

Motorcycle: (2) 1984 Matty-Legs (they're SUPER fast!)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rone
I'm not a miracle worker, don't ask me for green lights for your entire route to work. I'll do my best to respond to address all problems and let you know what I can do.
That's the only suggestion I have.
 
 
Old March 6th @ 12:38 pm   #6
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From: NLV - Lone Mt & Clayton

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha FZ1
I'd settle for drivers actually stopping at red lights. When I get the green and three people still run the red light in front of me and I have to wait for them, makes me want to ram them repeatedly.
 
 
Old March 6th @ 01:37 pm   #7
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From: (Home) Las Vegas; (Stationed) Alaska; (currently) East Paktika, Afghanistan

Motorcycle: (2) 1984 Matty-Legs (they're SUPER fast!)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2upFZ1
I'd settle for drivers actually stopping at red lights. When I get the green and three people still run the red light in front of me and I have to wait for them, makes me want to ram them repeatedly.
+1
 
 
Old March 6th @ 04:16 pm   #8
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rone
As far as timing goes I can make some adjustments, but not drastic changes to the coordination patterns. Shoot me some examples and I'll let you know what I can do.

5:30 am make craig green from decatur to losee that would be cool


I am working on a list that does not pick my bike up regularly
 
 
Old March 6th @ 04:17 pm   #9
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
pat, ram them, it would be there fault =]
 
 
Old March 6th @ 04:18 pm   #10
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
over here on haciendo n decatur, there is a 4 way stop light, and the turn lane cars always pull up 3 or 4 at a time, so when that light turns red, there are 3 other cars still sitting in the fucking street. These cagers dont know how to drive.
 
 

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