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Old 01-19-2010, 12:27 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Christ View Post
Agreed... Actually reminds me of a yellow light discussion I had with someone else locally, regarding how people no longer slow for yellow lights, rather attempting to "beat the red" to save approximately 6 seconds (NHTSA commercials) on their trip.
Here, most everyone does that, and I have no quarrel with doing it. The light is still red for traffic in the other direction. As long as you go through while your light is still yellow, it presents no problem, and it is legal. At intersections of major roadways the lights are timed, greatly favoring traffic on the dominant thoroughfare. Making the light saves a lot more than 6 seconds. Being stuck there, waiting for the light to turn green again can often take up to 5 minutes.
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