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Thread #79051   Message #1429199
Posted By: gnu
07-Mar-05 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: traffic lights
Subject: RE: BS: traffic lights
Wha!!!??? "I know how frustrating it can be to sit at an empty junction, not being able to move because the lights are against you."

I have actually, at about zero five hundred dark hours, been stopped by the Queens Cowboys for running a red light, after stopping first, at an empty junction. I have also been let go after explaining that the traffic control lights are for controlling traffic. If there is no traffic, I can override the lights. A red light at an empty junction equals a stop sign.

I do this all the time. If I am stopped at a red light awaiting a straight green and the opposing advanced left traffic signal is still in progress while no oncoming left turn traffic exists, I blow on through my red light. Of course, I am constantly aware of "suspicious vehicles" in my immediate vicinity.