I got pulled over on my CT700 today
I got pulled over today by a S. Milwaukee cop. He said he pulled me over because he said I ran a red light, and I have to follow the same rules of the road like cars. I told him that I didn't run the light, I waited 45 seconds and it was clear so I went through. He then told me that it was illegal, and I said that about two years ago Wisconsin passed a law that gives bicycles, motorcycles, and scooters the right to go through a red light after 45 seconds if the rider thinks the light is vehicle activated by weight and it is safe to proceed. The cop told me that he has never heard of that law. So he took my name, address and phone number. The thing that upset me the most was that he pulled me over on a up hill (in the middle of the hill). When he let me go I rode for two more miles and started to second guess my self and I started to wonder if I was wrong. So I stopped and called my boss (my wife) and told her what happened and asked her to get on the net and see what she could find. We talked for about20 minutes while she was looking, but she couldn't find anything. Now I really starting to think that I was wrong, so we hung up and I started to head home. I was about 1 mile from home and my cell rang, it was my wife, she said "I found it" you were right. It is Wisconsin State Statute [346.37(1)4] My wife called S. Milwaukee PD none emergency number and told them the Statute number they said that they would have the officer that pulled me over call. And yes he did call he read statute on his computer in his squad car and said he would have to talk to his supervisor. He wouldn't admit it, but you could tell he was a bit embarrassed he was wrong, but didn't admit it or apologize.