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    Splitting at Motorway on-ramp lights - yes or no??

    I'm fresh back into the country after 8 years away. They didn't have the stupid motorway on-ramp lights when I left. What's the go with these, do you split up to the front like a normal set of lights, or do you wait in the queue with all the peanuts in their cars? Obviously if you did split you'd need to watch out for the ragers opening their doors or moving over on you, but what seems to be the "standard" at these lights?

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    I cant see a problem with splitting up to the front of the queue given that we are allowed to use the T2 lane anyway when there is one. However once I get to the front I am unsure whether I should wait for the next green light and potentially steal someone elses place in the queue or do I just go through the red and therefore not affect anyone else, but instead run a red light.

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    Motorway on ramp lights do not apply to bikes. Split and go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Motorway on ramp lights do not apply to bikes. Split and go.
    Seems the safest approach, roll thru at a relaxed pace, with authority
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    Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
    Seems the safest approach, roll thru at a relaxed pace, with authority...
    There was an official letter posted on here some time back, stating that this is perfectly OK to do. "Traffic control lights do not apply to motorcycles" essentially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    There was an official letter posted on here some time back, stating that this is perfectly OK to do. "Traffic control lights do not apply to motorcycles" essentially.
    Any chance of finding it?

    I couldn't.
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    I filter nice and steadily (Slow in second gear) up to the front. I do wait for the lights though I make sure I get away sharpish to avoid having to argue with the cars for road space thereafter. Any quicker and you'd be taking the proverbial and you're still gaining heaps over the cagers.

    I've never had any cagers move over on me and going slowly often allows them time to move out of the way (Some do) before you get to them.
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    a) ignore them

    b) move the fuck out of auckland.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MGST View Post
    I'm fresh back into the country after 8 years away. They didn't have the stupid motorway on-ramp lights when I left. What's the go with these, do you split up to the front like a normal set of lights, or do you wait in the queue with all the peanuts in their cars? Obviously if you did split you'd need to watch out for the ragers opening their doors or moving over on you, but what seems to be the "standard" at these lights?
    What's on-ramp lights? Oh, you mean drag racing interval lights?


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    it depends on which ones I am at, there are a couple with lanes that are pretty narrow. Wouldn't bother moving up there unless the cars made room. Other ones I would hop over into the T2 etc. lanes. If I do split up to the front then I wait for the lights but twist that wrist hard to get out of people's ways when they will be trying to merge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rambaldi View Post
    it depends on which ones I am at, there are a couple with lanes that are pretty narrow. Wouldn't bother moving up there unless the cars made room. Other ones I would hop over into the T2 etc. lanes. If I do split up to the front then I wait for the lights but twist that wrist hard to get out of people's ways when they will be trying to merge.
    I ride a bandit around town with panniers on, not found a lane yet i cant split down....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    There was an official letter posted on here some time back, stating that this is perfectly OK to do. "Traffic control lights do not apply to motorcycles" essentially.
    Ask Azkill. Most laws don't apply to motorcycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    I ride a bandit around town with panniers on, not found a lane yet i cant split down....
    Only place where I have noticed it is Kybher Pass on ramp behind St. Peters. But then that might just be me worrying about being bigger than I actually am. Sometimes it is fine but at other times the cars can be quite packed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Ask Azkill. Most laws don't apply to motorcycles.
    legislation*

    and jah. it's voluntary.

    that doesn't excuse being an asshole... (lawyers be ware)


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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Ask Azkill. Most laws don't apply to his motorcycles.
    I fixed that for you.
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