Apparently I've been jumping red lights forever

Apparently I've been jumping red lights forever

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croyde

15,695 posts

174 months

Saturday 20th July
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Is the OP getting confused with flashing amber on pedestrian crossings.

Wait whilst it's flashing even with some poor sod in a wheelchair crossing and you will be honked.

Pica-Pica

5,521 posts

28 months

Saturday 20th July
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garyhun said:
You can proceed on flashing amber, not on fixed amber.
Correct (providing no-one is still crossing). Flashing amber is only on Pelican crossings.
While we are at it, green only means proceed if it is safe to do so.

flashbang

62 posts

18 months

Saturday 20th July
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Wilmslowboy said:
It's fine until you meet your twin.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4TDEPP1R9Q




  • Amber gambler" for those of us a bit older biggrin
LOL quite like the colour of the fez.

caziques

1,748 posts

112 months

Saturday 20th July
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Green is go if it safe to do so.

Red is stop.

Red and amber is stop.

Amber is stop, unless it is safer to continue.

NZ goes from red to green, red plus amber prior to green is much better.

g3org3y

13,773 posts

135 months

Saturday 20th July
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JungTheForeman said:
For reference the clip in question is this: https://youtu.be/gHXsXP1OXqI?t=104
Wow, that's pretty special driving!

mac96

1,494 posts

87 months

Saturday 20th July
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g3org3y said:
JungTheForeman said:
For reference the clip in question is this: https://youtu.be/gHXsXP1OXqI?t=104
Wow, that's pretty special driving!
Looks deliberate, unless he was looking at his feet.

Higgs boson

698 posts

97 months

Saturday 20th July
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Jonnny said:
Amber to Green is what, 1 second?
The "starting" amber is 2 seconds, the "stopping", 3.

Some Gump

10,982 posts

130 months

Sunday 21st July
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JungTheForeman said:
For reference the clip in question is this: https://youtu.be/gHXsXP1OXqI?t=104
Got to love dash cam men.

That chap filmed that, played it back, and decided that the other guy was at fault. He needs strapping to a chair and kicking in the cock until he learns. There will be nowt left.

roadsmash

1,065 posts

14 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
I was in the middle of the road almost got ran over by a woman in a leased AMG trim A class. I gave the car a good whack though.
Is there room for an ANPR camera system in that empty skull of yours? smile

FazerBoy

402 posts

94 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
I'm starting to second-guess myself, I think I might have just completely forgotten what I actually do, and don't actually go on amber. As people have pointed out, the red must be showing as well, and I wouldn't be going on red.
Weekends aren't good for my brain, too much lying around.
I think you are indeed completely confused Andrew - you’ve also misspelled your name...

Graveworm

2,300 posts

15 months

Sunday 21st July
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4.—(1) Sub-paragraph (2) applies to the red, amber and green light signals shown in the diagram in column 3 of the Part 2 sign table at each of items 1 to 4 (types
of traffic light signals), including, for items 1 and 3, when, as described in paragraph 2(6), the green signal is a green arrow.
(2) The order of illumination for the light signals must be as follows—
(a) red;
(b) red and amber together;
(c) green;
(d) amber.
(3) The duration of the period when the red and amber light signals are illuminated together must be 2 seconds.
(4) The duration of the period when the amber light signal is illuminated on its own must be 3 seconds.
(5) The requirement in sub-paragraph (3) or (4) is to be treated as having been met if the duration is 0.25 seconds more, or less, than that specified.
5.—(1) This paragraph applies to traffic light signals.
(2) The significance of the light signals to which paragraph 4(2) applies, when illuminated, is that specified in sub-paragraphs (3) to (9).
(3) Subject to sub-paragraphs (4) to (6), the red signal conveys the prohibition that vehicular traffic must not proceed beyond the stop line...
...
(7) Red and amber signals illuminated together denote an impending change to green but conveys the same prohibition as the red signal.


Edited by Graveworm on Sunday 21st July 02:18

gazza285

5,182 posts

152 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
If I'm stopped at a red light, I go the second the amber illuminates. I don't wait for green, and I never noticed anyone else doing it differently to me. From reading a dash cam thread in another part of the forum people are bashing the driver for going on amber instead of green.
Have I really been doing it wrong this entire time?? I must have been doing it around police cars at some point, and have gone through MANY red light cameras without any issue.
What have we become? The Holocene extinction can not come soon enough.

fttm

1,764 posts

79 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
fttm said:
How clever of you rolleyes
Just looking for serious input on whether this is actually wrong. I learned to drive in London and you'd just get honked at if you waited for the green.
Oh you'll get serious input when you meet a similar minded individual running a red , best of luck reaching maturity .

Pit Pony

2,368 posts

65 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
If I'm stopped at a red light, I go the second the amber illuminates. I don't wait for green, and I never noticed anyone else doing it differently to me. From reading a dash cam thread in another part of the forum people are bashing the driver for going on amber instead of green.
Have I really been doing it wrong this entire time?? I must have been doing it around police cars at some point, and have gone through MANY red light cameras without any issue.
Red means STOP. Amber means STOP. green means Proceed with caution.
If you imagine a junction with a variable Stop sign that turns into a Giveway sign, and treat it like that you can't go far wrong.

Pit Pony

2,368 posts

65 months

Sunday 21st July
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JungTheForeman said:
For reference the clip in question is this: https://youtu.be/gHXsXP1OXqI?t=104
Christ. Mother Mary mother of God

How angry and or stupid are some people.

Chicken dinner

1,147 posts

12 months

Sunday 21st July
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meatballs said:
Oh my. How long have you been driving?

You know it doesn't go amber after red right?
Not long and looking at his other posts, drives likes a bell end

Caterhamfan

223 posts

114 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
Just looking for serious input on whether this is actually wrong. I learned to drive in London and you'd just get honked at if you waited for the green.
I learned to drive in London too. I was taught that when the amber came up after the red that was the time to put the car in gear, ease the clutch out to the biting point and release the handbrake ratchet, holding the car on the handbrake and clutch. then, when the green came up it was just a case of releasing the handbrake as the clutch was brought into full engagement and the accelerator pressed. Nice easy departure from the lights, looking out for "amber gamblers" shooting across in front though yikes

Waiting for the green to light up and then doing all the above would often result in honking from behind but here in New Zealand the lights go straight from red to green so most people sit with the car in gear and riding the clutch or, as most drive automatics, with the footbrake on. Dazzling at night and in the wet frown

PorkInsider

3,519 posts

85 months

Sunday 21st July
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ndreaw said:
...almost got ran over by a woman in a leased AMG trim A class...
You 'tard.

SOL111

627 posts

76 months

Sunday 21st July
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Do people really get beeped at for not going on amber? I don't drive in London a great deal but have done a few trips recently and have never noticed.

Who cares anyway.

I've been overtaken loads in 20 mph zones though. Again, who cares if some numpty gets the hump when you're keeping to the limits.

meatballs

158 posts

4 months

Sunday 21st July
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Some Gump said:
Got to love dash cam men.

That chap filmed that, played it back, and decided that the other guy was at fault. He needs strapping to a chair and kicking in the cock until he learns. There will be nowt left.
The dash cam compilations often have idiots raging over minor mistakes that are easily anticipated and avoided through minor speed adjustments. However they are instead blasting their horns and uploading them despite the dash cammer looking like a complete cock womble.