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    On a recent visit to New York i was amazed to see traffic cops stalking cars at junctions. Stealthily watching to see if anybody jumps a red light or oversteps the white line.

    It seems that Parking and Speeding offences are pretty well policed on our roads. So, what are your observations on Red Lights ? Does it seem to you that an Amber light is an instruction to accelerate or is it just my imagination ? Maybe you were in an accident at a set of traffic lights ? Or maybe unfairly done for breaking a red light ?
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    I remember reading "What traffic lights mean - Irish version" a while back. It went something like this:

    Green - back straight of a Grand Prix.

    Amber - accelerate.

    Red - last three.
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    Round our way, it's best to let the first three or four vehicles go ahead. It's a de facto rule. And as for cyclists...don't get me started!
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    i commend the efforts of the traffic gardai in curtailing drink driving, a welcome improvement.
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    [QUOTE=Spirit Of Newgrange;6096876]On a recent visit to New York i was amazed to see traffic cops stalking cars at junctions. Stealthily watching to see if anybody jumps a red light or oversteps the white line.

    It seems that Parking and Speeding offences are pretty well policed on our roads. So, what are your observations on Red Lights ? Does it seem to you that an Amber light is an instruction to accelerate or is it just my imagination ? Maybe you were in an accident at a set of traffic lights ? Or maybe unfairly done for breaking a red light ?
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    There's a red light on the Ballinacurra Rd. in Limerick City, that you swing left into almost immediately, from Childers Rd.; easily the most ignored red light in the history of driving.

    Red lights it sems, are there to be ''chanced''.

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    I 'had' to run an amber yesterday with the ice. I drive an automatic and with the ice yesterday I was terrified to brake, so of course just as I was approaching it it turns amber and with a car tailgateing me I felt I had no choice. Sh*t a brick though!

    Wish anti tailgating was enforced more.

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    It never fails to amaze me to see cars running red lights (with amber you can sort of understand). I don't get it. So, the driver gets to where they are going a minute earlier but at what risk? A few guards out at main junctions for the next few weeks would stop the madness. Can you be fined?
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    In New York you can turn left on a red light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnfás View Post
    In New York you can turn left on a red light.
    Turn right?

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