If you ride a motorcycle long enough it will happen to you. You’ll be sitting waiting at a light all by yourself and it will never turn green. If you’re really unlucky you’ll watch an entire cycle of lights or more while you wait. Waiting for the sensor to detect you, waiting for a car to come an trigger the green, or waiting for you to just forget it and take one last look for any officers of the law and go anyway.
Lately a few states have passed laws allowing motorists to run the red light if a full cycle has passed or 5 minutes, as long as it is safe to do so.
Sadly it’s still illegal in California. I guess if I had to choose I’ll keep lane sharing over this law, but would be too much to have both?