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Old 02-14-07, 07:51 PM
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Has anyone tried this traffic signal hack?

https://www.fugly.com/videos/7076/tra...gnal-hack.html

I saw this the first time a few days ago. I don't know if it works, cause every time I tried it the lights changed before I finished the sequence. I may have to wait for my good stop light karma to wear off. If the vid doesn't play, there supposedly is a sequence of pushing the cross walk button that will immediately change the light. 3 short pushes, 2 long, 1 short, 2 long , and 3 short.
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I bet the had an IR device rigged up and timed it's use so the combo looked like it worked.
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Then you hop on one leg and cluck like a chicken, works every time!




Seriously though, sounds stupid. Even if this sequence was legit, it would only work in certain cities on certain traffic equipment.

Whats wrong with just waiting your turn like everyone else does?
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Originally Posted by unkchunk
https://www.fugly.com/videos/7076/tra...gnal-hack.html

I saw this the first time a few days ago. I don't know if it works, cause every time I tried it the lights changed before I finished the sequence. I may have to wait for my good stop light karma to wear off. If the vid doesn't play, there supposedly is a sequence of pushing the cross walk button that will immediately change the light. 3 short pushes, 2 long, 1 short, 2 long , and 3 short.
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Old 02-14-07, 11:15 PM
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There's this one traffic signal hack I do every day. It's pretty easy, you roll up to the red light, look left, right, left again, then go.
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some of those buttons aren't even hooked up to anything, dude!
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Whats wrong with just waiting your turn like everyone else does?
Wait your turn like everone else... where are you from?

There's this one traffic signal hack I do every day. It's pretty easy, you roll up to the red light, look left, right, left again, then go.
That won't work for me cause I usually go before I leave the house.

Here's my hack...Free!
If I waited for my bike to trigger some of those sensors, I'd still be waiting at a light from last summer.

Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
That won't work either as it is physically impossible for me to do the Macarena.
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Originally Posted by dwoloz
Whats wrong with just waiting your turn like everyone else does?
Around here, many of the lights just stay same until a car pulls up. If you're a ped or cyclist on the walk, good luck getting across. When the walk symbol changes, good luck getting across (Driver's don't look for people on the crosswalk)
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Only a few places have traffic signals designed to pick up on the IR flicker sequence, and it's illegal to use an IR flicker box if you aren't an emergency vehicle (police car, ambulance, fire truck, etc.) I think the web sites that used to sell the dash mounted IR flicker box have been shut down.
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Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start
hey that was the code for the Contra game for 30 lives
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Here's my hack...Free!
Excellent!

To those who say they wait too long - take note that some intersections (locally) require more than one vehicle to trigger at faster interval. There is one light that if I hit when it turns red and no other vehicle comes takes just under 5min to change - most are in the 3min range. This is bike or car. Patience is sometimes needed.

If you are sure that sensor doesn't trigger light, then contact responsible party - track them down thru city services.

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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Around here, many of the lights just stay same until a car pulls up. If you're a ped or cyclist on the walk, good luck getting across. When the walk symbol changes, good luck getting across (Driver's don't look for people on the crosswalk)
That's what the crosswalk buttons are for to begin with.
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We have many intersections like that. Annoying as hell! You have to dismount, walk up a curb, push the ped sign, walk across the entire street, over the median and repeat going across the other side.

All that with Speedplay pedals on. Forget it! Better chance running the light than the odds you'll slip and fall wearing road cleats.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam
Excellent!

To those who say they wait too long - take note that some intersections (locally) require more than one vehicle to trigger at faster interval. There is one light that if I hit when it turns red and no other vehicle comes takes just under 5min to change - most are in the 3min range. This is bike or car. Patience is sometimes needed.

If you are sure that sensor doesn't trigger light, then contact responsible party - track them down thru city services.

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Some are just impossible to trigger using a bike. I spent 5 cycles at one of such things! Finally said screw it and when it was clear made my left turn on the red. Funny thing it had that bicycle symbol. That suppose to mean if you put your bike there it will trigger the green. I think they just painted it for fun.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Some are just impossible to trigger using a bike. I spent 5 cycles at one of such things! Finally said screw it and when it was clear made my left turn on the red. Funny thing it had that bicycle symbol. That suppose to mean if you put your bike there it will trigger the green. I think they just painted it for fun.
Did you call it in? If you don't it will likely still not be working next time.
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Here's my hack...Free!
My city has the figure-8 sensors everywhere. I never fail to trigger them on my trike if I sit on that middle line.
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Originally Posted by vrkelley
Around here, many of the lights just stay same until a car pulls up. If you're a ped or cyclist on the walk, good luck getting across. When the walk symbol changes, good luck getting across (Driver's don't look for people on the crosswalk)
Some motorcyclists mount a large magnet underneath their bikes because they don't have enough mass to trigger the light. Some wire an electromagnet into the brake light circuit. There are also products like "Green Light Trigger" - a specially formed magnet that weighs a few ounces and lets the detector know you're there.

Most states have a law allowing you to proceed if the light doesn't change after a period of time, since it is "defective."
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Originally Posted by Garandman
Most states have a law allowing you to proceed if the light doesn't change after a period of time, since it is "defective."
This is true, but...
-How many folks using this exception have verified with certainty that the sensor does not detect them?
-Even when it is legally possible to procede on non-responsive signal, it may not be possible
-Does this exception reduce the 'social responsibility' to report the broken signal
-Is a signal non responive if the inductive sensor doesn't pick up bicycle, but on the curb there is a button labled '[bike icon] signal'

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Originally Posted by Garandman
Some motorcyclists mount a large magnet underneath their bikes because they don't have enough mass to trigger the light. Some wire an electromagnet into the brake light circuit. There are also products like "Green Light Trigger" - a specially formed magnet that weighs a few ounces and lets the detector know you're there.

Most states have a law allowing you to proceed if the light doesn't change after a period of time, since it is "defective."
Magnets,especially small ones like that won't do a thing to trigger the inductive loops.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam
To those who say they wait too long... just under 5min to change... Patience is sometimes needed.
5 whole minutes! Where do you live... the Strip? You got no stop lights in the Strip to wait for anyway. You gotta go to what... St George for that. That's just taking the slower laid back lifestyle too far. Spiders can build entire cobwebs in 5 minutes.

Note to self: Stay out of Arizona.
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Originally Posted by unkchunk
5 whole minutes! Where do you live... the Strip? You got no stop lights in the Strip to wait for anyway. You gotta go to what... St George for that. That's just taking the slower laid back lifestyle too far. Spiders can build entire cobwebs in 5 minutes.

Note to self: Stay out of Arizona.
It the intersection that leaves my hood from a rarely used residential street into a very busy 6 lane arterial.
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Wait your turn like everone else... where are you from?

That won't work for me cause I usually go before I leave the house.

If I waited for my bike to trigger some of those sensors, I'd still be waiting at a light from last summer.

That won't work either as it is physically impossible for me to do the Macarena.




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Originally Posted by kemmer
That's what the crosswalk buttons are for to begin with.
Half of those don't work either. I used to walk home from work on a regular basis. The crosswalk signal at the Valley Medical intersection (SE Carr and Talbot) did not work then, and to this day it STILL does not work (at least in the direction I was travelling).

Anywhere where trucks with trailers are numerous will have the sensors so screwed up that it is almost impossible to rely on the signal changing as it should.

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