By publicenemy - 15/09/2009 12:16 - United States
Add a comment - Reply to : #
You are dumb. You should have your license taken away. Its a red light you dont go on red.
Comment moderated for rule-breaking.Show it anyway
Exactly! It might've been a stoplight triggered by the position of vehicles. The horns were urging you to move forward, not cross the intersection on red. Honestly, male drivers.
I wouldn't blame it on male drivers, because we all know where that argument is going to go. I think the OP just has little driving experience and doesn't know how a stop light functions, and lots of impatient people believe that blowing their horn is the answer to everything.
Actually, there are a couple in my county that last literally 5 minutes. One lasts 7 minutes. I've been at them and had people honk, but I'd rather not get a ticket/cause an accident because someone's honking. I stay there and sometimes flip them off. If it's Armageddon, I'll run the light. It's not. It wasn't when the OP wrote it, either, unless they time traveled back to write this. Don't be stupid just because there are stupid people around you.
Broken lights are stop signs. Lights that are red are not (ostensibly) broken and are *not* so treated. At least not in my state. I've read the law that explicitly states that you will wait at a red light until such time as it turns or a policeman redirects you. If you think it's broken, call the cops to come and clear the traffic.
Comment moderated for rule-breaking.Show it anyway
K first off male drivers are better than women. It's not an opinion its a fact. But anyway you don't have to pay that ticket. Unless it's an officer physically giving you the ticket they have no proof its you. The picture proves nothing. If you deny it's you than they have to believe you. My sister and her husband have done this about 10 times.
Are you serious? Men are not better drivers than women! Why do you think our insurance is lower as teens? And what your relatives did is seriously fraud! I don't know where you live but in the US you have to pay it, whose car gets stolen 10 times? It's takes a picture of the license plate too. I think your a fake.
#116: You should read her comment in context rather than just insulting her. She wasn't saying teens had lower rates (that would have been totally irrelevant). She was saying women were better drivers, as proven by the fact that when insuring teens, females have lower rates than males.
In my personal experience, there are stages of life where the torch is passed from one gender to the other. In teens, neither are particularly good drivers, but guys do things to "be cool" and get in accidents. But with texting, teen girls are rapidly catching up. Mid-twenties on, I've encountered more good male drivers than female. But the poor driving by women I have observed are usually due to them driving vehicles that are too large for those particular women to control.
there is no vehicle that a man can operate that is too large for a woman to operate. i would know. i'm a female, stand 5'2, and can safely operate semis with trailers, along with backhoes, skidloaders etc. how you drive depends on who taught you and how much you pay attention, not on which set of genitals you have...
So if you happen to pull up at a broken red light, you'll just sit there forever? I've had this happen before. I was in the far left turn lane, and there was enough traffic piled up that there was legitimately no way to get over into another lane. The lights would change green to allow people to go straight, and then go to red and signal cross traffic, but never allowed for a left turn. After the 9th time that the light circled the intersection and did not allow for the left turn, I waited for a break in the oncoming cars, and ran the red. At a certain point, you have to allow for common sense to outweigh the law, with the understanding that most cops and judges will be reasonable. Also understanding that if you are busted by a hard ass, you'll have to pay the fines anyway.
First off, women's insurance is cheaper because statistically women are better/safer drivers. Secondly, the OP does have to pay the ticket. He broke the law, it's his own damn fault. The photograph does prove that the car was there, and often can see who was driving in the photo as well. If not, then they will ask you to prove that you couldn't have possibly been there, this is called an alibi. Clearly the OP cannot provide an alibi, as he was the one driving and breaking the law. They do not 'have' to believe you, they have to enforce the law. Your sister and her husband are assholes who are consistently driving without due care and attention, and should be made to surrender their licenses. If they are found out, then their licenses will be revoked, rather than just have to pay the multitude of tickets. They are also committing fraud. But y'no, you can live with that attitude if you want, although don't be surprised if you end up in court.
There's a simple way around that. Just make a right, turn around, and make another right onto the road you wanted to be on. If it's one of those "no turn on red" intersections...can't help you there.
No. I'ts not illegal. Or rather, no cop would ever dare try to give you a ticket for it because you could easily beat it in court [ "I thought I was supposed to go right, but then realized I should have made a left." would be a perfectly valid excuse, and there is no way to disprove it. No other illegal actions were taken, and there is no proof that your actions were taken to avoid the light. Case dismissed,] . No illegal actions were taken on the road. The fact that the maneuvers were used to avoid a red light is not going to cause any legal recourse. That law is used to avoid people turning into gas stations or stores that are on corners and going through the parking lots to avoid the red light. Only in those situations would it result in any attempt at legal recourse.