Carfree since '82. Grrr!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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In an ideal world, motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists alike would all understand this simple truth: traffic lights exist for a good and valid purpose.
It would help if cities synchronized lights properly (it can be done, but rarely is, and cities cite expense, as they do for every duty they neglect; I'm not buying that one, because if they can afford to keep up sports stadiums and give tax breaks to giant corporations, they can sure afford to save people's lives). It would help if they made sensor-activated lights responsive to bicycles (this, too, can be done).
But in the meantime the lights, well maintained or not, exist to protect people.
I will go through on yellow if I would probably crash otherwise; but I'm good at swift stops and if there's nobody on my tail I'd rather put wear on my brake pads than set a bad example.
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