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By greeter - / Tuesday 18 October 2016 06:49 / Canada - Willow Grove
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By  species4872

How can you accidentally run a red light? Pay frigging attention next time.

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Don't really know why this is being down voted, people's lives could've been at stake and we don't know. There's irony in the OP's FML, but not so much humor.

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I accidently ran a red light once. The light turned orange and I didn't have enough time to stop (I was about four feet from it), but it went red before I crossed the line. Turns out that light was defective and they ended up getting police out to direct traffic while it was fixed, but my point is you can accidently run a red light. :)

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  species4872

Bullshit, Apart from defective traffic signals as #12 said there is no way a competent driver will accidentally run a normally functioning red light. #13 If you can't estimate crossing an intersection properly you are a danger to yourself and everyone else.. As for the down voters, Either you don't drive or you shouldn't be driving.

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According to science, most yellow lights should be at least 3 seconds long to give people ample amount of time to react and slow down. And a recent poll said that most yellow lights in Illinois are barely 2 seconds long. To make matters worse, my college town had long yellow lights to allow for the busses to react. So as soon as I get used to that and then come to Illinois, I'm expecting longer lights.

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It's easy to do if you're distracted, tired and/or in a hurry. I got a ticket for running a stop sign I never saw in a rush to get to a bathroom during a road trip. My mind had convinced myself that it was a separate turn lane going right, and I still look at that intersection on google maps thinking, "man, how did I miss that."

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Well, what had happened was the traffic lights were brand new, but the city inexplicably never took down the stop signs which had controlled the intersection earlier. Seeing the stop sign, I didn't expect there to also be traffic lights present. Not that this is any excuse on my part since it was a dangerous and stupid thing to do.

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