Hello, everyone. Newbie here. Just had a question regarding left turn traffic signals. Do they "sense" bicyclists in the left turn lanes just as they do cars? I ask this because my brother and I were riding at night (with all proper lights and equipment), and pulled into a left turn lane at an intersection but waited there for so long that we just decided to do a box turn. I'm not sure if traffic lights function differently depending on the area.
P.S. Sorry if this subject has been brought up before. I tried doing a search, but all I caught was threads about proper lane-changing techniques and safety issues regarding left turns at intersections.