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Do You Speed Up When The Light Turns Yellow?

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  • Ashley 2014/01/03 16:02:48
    No
    Ashley
    I drive carefully.
  • Hawk 2014/01/02 21:21:43
    Yes
    Hawk
    Depending how close I am when it changes.
  • kelsieilesha 2014/01/02 17:19:33
    Yes
    kelsieilesha
    +1
    N.... yes. -'_-

    My dad actually got pulled over by a cop once for this...
    This is how that hilarious conversation went.

    Cop: Sir, do you know that you just ran an almost red light?
    Dad: Almost red light?
    Cop: Yes sir. Why?
    Dad: Because it's legal?

    The cop sent him on his way. haha
    I would have loved to have seen how that would have played out in traffic court though.
  • none 2013/12/31 04:29:37
    No
    none
    +1
    If I'm right on top of the stop line I go through, otherwise I slow down and stop like all responsible people do.
  • japanfan 2013/12/31 00:25:20
    No
    japanfan
    +1
    Don't drive
  • Ron in Oregon 2013/12/30 22:18:56
    No
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    It depends.
    is it a rellow light.....more red than yellow.
    is it a grellow light......more green than yellow.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2013/12/30 21:59:11
    No
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +1
    With my luck, the light turns red before I even reach the intersection.
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2013/12/30 20:44:38
    Yes
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    +1
    Depends on how close I am when it turns.
  • naked_and_barefoot N.I.T. 2013/12/30 19:34:33
    Yes
    naked_and_barefoot N.I.T.
    +2
    Catch 22

    Yellow lights are a Catch - 22

    You have to weigh all the variables very quickly. The amount of traffic and the speed plus the weather and what's behind you including your distance and stopping ability.

    If you have an 18 wheeler behind you and let's say traffic is rolling at 45 MPH and your almost at crossing I say get through on the yellow. The 18 wheeler can never stop as quickly as a car.

    If it's raining can you safely stop and not slide or is it better to roll on.

    The variables are endless.
  • jule-sy 2013/12/30 18:08:27
    Yes
    jule-sy
    +1
    honestly I do! =D

    In the city I live in, most intersections have the cameras to catch the speeders who pass when red. just knowing there is a camera, I try to be careful and slow down if the yellow is already in progress. it's a judgement call though.
  • rusty.barnett.16 2013/12/30 16:44:06
    Yes
    rusty.barnett.16
    +2
    I got a Tracking device from Progressive Insurance !!! I thought I would get a Better Rate because I drive so Safely. FLUNKED BIG TIME. I got a score of "0". I don't think anyone could pass this test. Try it and let me KNOW> HAHAHA LOL
  • frank 2013/12/30 16:12:43
    No
    frank
    +1
    Not since the jury I was on convicted a young lady because she thought that she could beat the light. That was back in ’78.
  • bmxschoolbus 2013/12/30 15:50:33
    Yes
    bmxschoolbus
    +2
    but only sometimes
  • jdcaprio2000 2013/12/30 15:27:02
    Yes
    jdcaprio2000
    +2
    sometimes... hehehe
  • Captamerica 2013/12/30 14:18:12
    Yes
    Captamerica
    +1
    Yellow means go with caution, doesn't it? Just kiddin'
  • Faceless and Disposable 2013/12/30 14:06:17
    Yes
    Faceless and Disposable
    +3
    Green light, go.
    Red light, stop.
    Yellow light, go very fast.
  • NicoleyWoley 2013/12/30 08:41:19
    Yes
    NicoleyWoley
    +1
    Sometimes, depending on how close I am and if I'm in a hurry/
  • Jack Henry Kraven 2013/12/30 07:56:43
    No
    Jack Henry Kraven
    Funny you should ask, just today, I'd just pulled to stop the light had just turned to red from yellow and a truck blew between me and the cop in the third lane...quite funny it was.
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/12/30 06:24:48
    No
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    Lived too long and seen too much.
  • FlyGalsMom 2013/12/30 06:21:41
    No
    FlyGalsMom
    +2
    In NYC the yellow light goes to red SO EFFN fast the camera gets you ~ Yellow is supposed to mean Prepare to Stop but ours do not give you enough time~
  • jule-sy FlyGalsMom 2013/12/30 18:16:39 (edited)
    jule-sy
    Seems that's the goal with these things; they want to catch everyone and any one.
    when I was working at times in san diego, there was a street off of the main highway and it did the same thing with the yellow changing fast. It wasn't fair that too many people got tickets by mail. I worked with a lady in housekeeping where we were cleaning houses and offices and she went through the same intersection and received a ticket and the total was $300. Turned out though eventually that camera was removed because it was rigged.
    Many people I knew fought their tickets based on the camera fluke. Terrible how they tried to rip everyone off just for the money they knew they could make!!
    (Police force or whoever.)
  • cmdrbnd007 2013/12/30 06:20:41
    Yes
    cmdrbnd007
    +1
    If I think I can make it. I remember a quote from an old MAD magazine that said "Fear is deciding to go for the yellow light when the guy in front of you decides to stop."
  • lady blue 2013/12/30 06:08:55
    No
    lady blue
    +2
    I try to make the light depending on my schedule but I always proceed with caution
    so that if my timing is off I can brake safely before the crosswalk.
  • GoDucks5 2013/12/30 05:49:39
    Yes
    GoDucks5
    +1
    It depends on the light though. Some lights are really stupid here when they are red especially at night.
  • ✞SummerFox✞ 2013/12/30 05:40:44
    Yes
    ✞SummerFox✞
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2013/12/30 05:33:57
    No
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +3
    No....I watch as approaching. Where I live, thankfully there are not too many.
  • Jesse 2013/12/30 05:33:17
    Yes
    Jesse
    +2
    It just depends
  • Icon 2013/12/30 05:30:49 (edited)
    No
    Icon
    +2
    If I'm too close to effect a reasonable stop then I'll just drive through at normal speed. If I'm a few car lenghts back, I'll slow in anticipation of the light turning red.
  • Katsuma 2013/12/30 05:28:58
    No
    Katsuma
    +1
    No. I get super nervous, have an anxiety attack and slam the brakes.
  • naarcissus 2013/12/30 05:27:58
    No
    naarcissus
    +2
    No driver's license. Have to be extra careful.
  • ✞Summer... naarcissus 2013/12/30 05:43:46
  • Bad1987 2013/12/30 04:33:20
    Yes
    Bad1987
    +1
    All the time!
  • Bruno56 2013/12/30 04:32:21
    No
    Bruno56
    +1
    Not usually...But what I really hate is the guy that refuses to slow down to merge when their lane is about to end..
    .At the last second, they try to pass everyone that has the right of way!
    ass
  • Resp 2013/12/30 03:50:18
    No
    Resp
    +1
    If a car is traveling in space at the speed of light what happens when you turn on the headlights?
  • lady_c5_loadmaster 2013/12/30 02:58:19
    Yes
    lady_c5_loadmaster
    +1
    You need a "sometimes" option. It depends how close to the intersection I am if there is a car on my tail. I usually try and slow down and stop if it is safe.
  • lonewolf 2013/12/30 02:44:30
    Yes
    lonewolf
    +1
    that means go faster right. lol
  • P. Sturm 2013/12/30 02:34:24
    No
    P. Sturm
    +1
    No, unless I can't stop in time to stay clear of the intersection.
  • Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA) 2013/12/30 02:31:42
    Yes
    Matthew Blacker (PWCM~JLA)
    +1
    If I am close enough to the intersection I speed up...If I am too far I brake.
  • Bob, the reasonable one 2013/12/30 02:26:38
    No
    Bob, the reasonable one
    +1
    sometimes if I'm right at the light....but 99% of the time I slow down and stop...
  • ♔S.L.V♔~Dami Daring~ 2013/12/30 02:20:08
    No
    ♔S.L.V♔~Dami Daring~
    +2
    I don't drive yet. ANYWHO... I will say that I probably wouldn't speed up. I would probably drive slower since I will probably be checking my makeup in the mirror. Lol.

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