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Slowing at GREEN lights!

ARRRGGHH!!

Why?!

Why do people do it? Why do they slow down when coming to a GREEN traffic light... in case it turns amber?!

Don't bloody do it! If it's green go through it. If it turns amber when you're approaching you simply judge if you can stop safely and stop. If you can't stop safely you go through.

Why is that so difficult?!

I had two people slow me down on a dual carriageway today through doing this... I only live 10 minutes from work!

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Arg!

And queue dawdlers at lights who prat about with makeup/cigarette/whatever
then finally pull off after leaving a 20 yard gap at a short period
set of lights, just to slam their brakes on as the light turns amber.
 
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I hate drivers who stop on roundabout giveways when theres nothing there for miles.......
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I hate drivers who stop on roundabout giveways when theres nothing there for miles.......
Ooooh! You'd love it here.
Not only do they do that, but they also pull out
in front of you as you go round. How inconsistent is that !?!
 
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Re: Slowing at GREEN lights!

I have heard rumours that the Traffic light camera's in the UK are over zealous and are snapping people for going through on Amber Maybe thats what these people are worried about..


Its the ones that stop on empty roundabouts that annoy me more though.
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I have heard rumours that the Traffic light camera's in the UK are over zealous and are snapping people for going through on Amber
When you jump a red light you get a piccie in the post to show that you've done it, so I reckon that runour is just that, a rumour.

Having said that, where the DVLA are concerned nothing surprises me anymore.
 
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having been done by a traffic light camera I am extra careful at lights now - I was silly once but never again
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having been done by a traffic light camera I am extra careful at lights now - I was silly once but never again
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Re: Slowing at GREEN lights!

Just out of pure curiosity, but what kind of points/fine did you two get?
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I got a photo through the post, after I pulled through a red light to let an ambulance go through !!
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They've obviously not seen the new ambulance ad Howell
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They've obviously not seen the new ambulance ad Howell
Neither have I ???? What does it say ?
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Just out of pure curiosity, but what kind of points/fine did you two get?
3 points/£60
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I got a photo through the post, after I pulled through a red light to let an ambulance go through !!
did you appeal it
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did you appeal it
Yep, got off ! Pain in the neck writing though !
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Neither have I ???? What does it say ?
This one
YouTube - THINK! - Help The Emergency Services
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They let a woman drive an Ambulance !!!

Let's hope they don't have to reverse or parallel park !!
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How sad is that, having to spend
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How sad is that, having to spend
money on an advert to remind people
about that.
it is but some people just dont seem to know what to do
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How sad is that, having to spend
money on an advert to remind people
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Tis sad but I believe with some people they do just panic and not to be horrible there seems to be an awful lot of old people driving lately (especially here ) and they seem to be the ones who aren't sure on what to do!
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Ooooh! You'd love it here.
Not only do they do that, but they also pull out
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I thought you had reverse priorities in france ... i.e. people coming onto roundabout's had priority over those who are already on it ... or is that just how it seems
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having been done by a traffic light camera I am extra careful at lights now - I was silly once but never again
Exactly when does the traffic light camera flash? Is it if you cross the white line when the light has turned to red or if a sensor spots you in the no man's land beyond the line which would be the case if you passed on amber?
Also will it flash if you make a quick getaway and launch on the red/amber?
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Just out of pure curiosity, but what kind of points/fine did you two get?
3 points and £60, same as a speeding offence.

however no effect on my insurance premium when I told them.

The letter tells you how long the light had been at red when you passed it.

Mine was 0.3 seconds, a bit annoying when the lights in the other direction (not camera fitted) are quite often passed by drivers even after the conflicting lights have turned green
 
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I thought you had reverse priorities in france ... i.e. people coming onto roundabout's had priority over those who are already on it ... or is that just how it seems
That's on round traffic islands, not actual gyratories/roundabouts.
 
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I was driving on saturday in Salisbury, busy traffic, heard a siren couldn't see what or where it was but planned ahead and when the ambulance did appear no problem just moved over where I had planned and let it through. I watched it approach in my mirrors and the watched it move down the road, not trying to be big headed but I was the only car that moved out of the way properly, every other car was a last second panic. Maybe all the other drivers were nearly asleep in their boring boxes just trying to get from A to B, I drive from A to B.

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