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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-07-2018, 12:19 AM Thread Starter
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Clear sunny day, I pull up to a red light at an intersection, the light turns green. I pull out into the intersection and a jeep comes flying toward me, running the red light. He missed me by inches.

Reminder to self. Before entering an intersection on a green light, look for an idiot running the red.frown

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That's SOP (standard operating procedure) for that old fart. Light turns green, swivel head, swivel eyes, then go. Glad it was just a lesson learned and no more.

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Always clear a fresh green. The first light I come to in my commute usually has 3-5 red light runners. I always wait and make sure traffic is stopping.

Glad you came away shiny side up.

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Always clear a fresh green. The first light I come to in my commute usually has 3-5 red light runners. I always wait and make sure traffic is stopping.
Bet you wish you were in on duty....

@BadBoyZ my wife taught me her rule of waiting 3 seconds after the light turns green if you're going to be first going through an intersection. Glad you got out of this one unharmed and not dead.
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I use the Boston 2 count if I'm not first. 1 the light changes 2 BEEEEEEEEEP
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Two things I remind myself of every time I throw my leg over....I am INVISIBLE and Caution on Green's......mental note every single time!!

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I use the Boston 2 count if I'm not first. 1 the light changes 2 BEEEEEEEEEP
Gotta watch out for those Massachusetts Left Turns though >.<
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That's the closest I've come to buying the farm. However, had I been in a car I think I'd be in the hospital, because the guy was doing about 40mph. Thought about chasing him down and dragging his sorry ass outta that jeep for a dirt bath, but in the end, just a reminder to never get too comfortable on the road.

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my wife taught me her rule of waiting 3 seconds after the light turns green if you're going to be first going through an intersection.
Even when I'm not first, I count to 3 after the car ahead pulls away. It it has to hit the brakes, for some reason, I have a safety cushion.

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Always clear a fresh green. The first light I come to in my commute usually has 3-5 red light runners. I always wait and make sure traffic is stopping.

Glad you came away shiny side up.
I live in Houston. It's not just the first light in your commute.

Houston metro area could generate trillions in revenue if they'd just hire new cops and plant them at intersections and actually hand out tickets.

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