City Council members are set to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that will bring Wichita motorcycle traffic laws in line with a new state statute.
The so-called "dead red" law went into effect across Kansas July 1, allowing motorcycles to proceed on a traffic signal that's stuck on red after yielding for a reasonable period of time. The law aimed to keep motorcyclists from being stranded at stoplights that won't change because their bikes aren't heavy enough to set off the sensors which control the sequence of many signals.
But the law didn't take effect in Wichita, which cyclists could still get ticketed for running a red light.
The new ordinance, which mirrors the state law, was requested by Mayor Carl Brewer. It is on council's agenda for Tuesday's meeting.