Saturday, August 2, 2008

Mis-reading traffic lights.

You'd think it would be easy. Green = go. Red = stop. So many times though I've seen people who take off when their light is still red. I saw another one recently. We were all waiting at the lights, and the left-turn lane remained a red arrow whilst the straight-ahead lanes went green. The car in the front of the left-turn lane obviously saw the rest of the lights go green, and ignored his red arrow. As he turned across the now-oncoming traffic, a particularly quick driver on the other side t-boned him and closed the intersection.

Wonder if he'll used "colour blind" as the excuse for turning through a red light?

1 comment:

Joely08 said...

Ok. Ready for a confession? Once, back when I was still kinda learning how to drive. (Although I did have my license at this point.) Anyways, I was at a red light and was in the left turn lane. I was waiting for the green arrow. The light for cars on my side of the road turned green, as well as cars for oncoming. So I was being impatient and "jumped the line" I took off to make my turn. The oncoming traffic was non existent, it was late at night, around 11:00PM. I still felt stupid but there was nothing I could do, so I completed my turn and learned my lesson.

Hope you forgive me for this!