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Red Light Deaths increasing

It appears that red light deaths are increasing.  You sit at the traffic light, it turns green, you move into the junction and bam, someone T-bones you and you are dead.  That scenario appears to be increasing and red light deaths are at a 10 year high.  I check before moving into the junction just for this very reason.  I have seen red light runners often; the light is yellow and they are way too far back but instead of slowing down they hit the pedal to try and "beat" the light.  One problem is that yellow lights are not all set at the same time intervals.  Some are short on purpose at camera lights just to increase the number of citations given to drivers.  The good thing about camera lights is that they have been ruled unconstitutional.  I think the biggest problem though is drivers; they simply don't follow the traffic regulations; I don't know if they think driving a death machine is a game or what.  Most traffic lights are not that long; there is one that I have to use when I go to pick up groceries that I think is too long on red.  However, most are not that long to sit and wait that you have to endanger your life or someone else's life.  I don't know why so many feel they have to "beat" a traffic light; are they really in that big of a hurry?  Are they really in that big of a hurry to die or kill someone?

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  •  sleepy452: 
     

    Texting might contribute. I ran a yellow or pink light a few years ago and got pulled over by the city police. From then on I have been stopping for yellow lights best I can. There's no use being in a rush all the time. You're right, we're driving death machines.

     
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  •  DebbieJo: 
     

    OMG SC, when I saw "Red Light Deaths" my mind went right to, well, the red light district.  I know, give my mind a scrub.  I thought, please don't let jack the ripper be back.  I think that headline should read intersection deaths increasing.  It has gotten so bad and yep, what you said.  4 way stops can become a death trap.  Scary how fast everyone thinks they just HAVE to be going.

     
     22 days ago 
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  •  ghostrider: 
     

    its a crazy thing..and in a hurry is usually the common denominator.

     
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Posted: 29.08.2019
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