Is there any harm in running red lights if no one is coming from the other way?
I was late for work, and there was a red light when like no one was coming. So instead of stopping for no reason at all and wasting gas I just went for it because that was the logical thing to do.
Has anybody else done this? Has anybody thought about doing this? Sometimes it feels like there's no reason why we should be stopping.
In my old town there was this one intersection that was the town's busiest too. In the early morning when no one was around, it'd show green for the main road. But it cycled on a timer so when you're driving towards it you wake up the intersection timer and the first thing it does is turn the main road red... So it was impossible to drive down this road going to the highway without it turning red on you. So it was safe to blow through it if there weren't any cops taking advantage of the intersection since they knew about it too.
I run exactly one red light on my commute because I need to turn left and the fucking circuit doesn't register a motorcycle as a vehicle that needs to turn left
I've done it many times. There are several lights that are unreasonably long in some country areas... If I have a clear view of all directions and am positive there's no one around, I'll proceed through it.
>mfw bicyclists use it in inner cities where the lights are timed
"well the law gives me a special instance where I can but I'll just run the red lights all the time and act surprised when I get hit!"
In an area with absolutely noone around and light is timed for rush-hour traffic? Yes.
In a city with even a moderate amount of people around? Fuck you cunt I hope you die.
I always hate driving to the city (Houston) for this reason. Everyone runs red lights in heavy traffic, and thankfully I'm not a dumbass and my brakes just got replaced because every time I'm there, there are red-light-runners at every god damn corner and they pull right in front of you.
MOM THEY AREN'T FOLLOWING THE RULES