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#21432 of 21746 Re: . [xwesx]
Feb 18, 2013 (2:00 pm)
That's about my rule of thumb too. Maybe 30 seconds. I usually go to work around 0530, sometimes earlier depending on the crisis. I am usually just about the only car on the road. I can pull up to an intersection, see there are no cars coming in the entire line of sight, and safely proceed no matter the light color. Haven't done it a lot lately though, the worst offender has finally been fixed.
When I jog, I cross against red a lot too - because there are no cars. At many intersections here, it seems pressing the walk button doesn't speed up the signal change, just gives you a green signal when the light eventually changes.
Feb 19, 2013 (11:43 am)
Those who decry LLC, advocate running Red lights.
#21434 of 21746 Re: Observation: [euphonium]
Feb 19, 2013 (1:27 pm)
I haven't seen anyone advocate running red lights here. To which post are you referring?
#21435 of 21746 Re: Observation: [xwesx]
Feb 20, 2013 (8:29 am)
I can honestly say I've never *ran* a red light in my life.
#21436 of 21746 A black-and-white case of inconsiderate driving
Feb 21, 2013 (9:31 am)
Driving down the freeway today in the right lane. Car was entering the freeway a little ahead of me. They could do one of two things: enter the freeway, or keep going in the merge lane and take the next exit (which I often see cars do... get on the freeway for half a mile ). Problem is, I had no idea which path this car was going to take because they didn't signal their intentions, just kept going down the merge lane although I was giving them plenty of room to enter the freeway if that's what they were going to do. Finally, they started sliding ever-so-slowly onto the freeway. Can't recall the last time I saw a slower lane change. Still no signal. Then once on the freeway, they proceeded at 10 under the limit. Not a biggie for me, I was going to exit soon anyway. But a lane change signal would have been real nice.
BTW, this was a patrol car for the local police department.
#21437 of 21746 Re: A black-and-white case of inconsiderate driving [backy]
Feb 21, 2013 (10:40 am)
Hey, they can only juggle so much. Between the computer and the phone, what did you expect? It's extremely difficult to signal a left lane change with one's knee....
#21438 of 21746 Re: A black-and-white case of inconsiderate driving [xwesx]
Feb 21, 2013 (11:20 am)
Don't forget the donut in one hand.
#21439 of 21746 Re: A black-and-white case of inconsiderate driving [backy]
Feb 21, 2013 (11:26 am)
D'oh! I knew I was leaving something off; I made it sound way too simple.
#21440 of 21746 Re: A black-and-white case of inconsiderate driving [xwesx]
Feb 21, 2013 (11:33 am)
I think the cop has two knees.
#21441 of 21746 Re: A black-and-white case of inconsiderate driving [backy]
Feb 22, 2013 (9:34 am)
Yet in court they will testify under oath they can accurately use their 2-way radio, estimate your speed in a second, use their radar in a second, note your car's make, model, color, and verify your speed down to 1 MPH, all the while driving their car and chasing you down at the same time.
It's a great defense to point this all out, unfortunately you need a Johnny Cochran to get it through a judges skull.