Drivers in Pennsylvania are getting some extra leeway when it comes to red lights

09.19.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's new red light law went into effect on Sunday. It allows drivers to run a red light when the sensor appears to be malfunctioning.

Some traffic lights use sensors under the pavement so when a car comes up, it triggers the sensor. The problem is, motorcycles don't trigger it, so the light never turns green.

But the law doesn't say how long one should wait at the light before going through it. Some drivers say the law may be abused.

The law was originally written for motorcyclists, but it was expanded to apply to all vehicles.