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Women drivers

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Re: Women drivers

She only jumped by seconds so I am wondering whether she had her eye on a pedestrian light that went red and, instead of just getting ready to move off, actually went.

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Re: Women drivers

No spacial awareness!  Cool
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Oh, tell me about it...
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Hands up those who had to help a (stranger) driver park in a multi-storey car park. After she attempted a 19 point turn to park next to my car I offered to help and did it first try. The most difficult part was not smirking afterwards.
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She only jumped by seconds

Can't believe you said that Mav. long enough for another vehicle to be making a turn across her path from her left.
Jumping lights whether at green or amber/red is not acceptable, serious accident can and do occur because of it.
Incidentally, what does the amber light before red mean?
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It was an observation of what happened, not an approval of her stupid actions.
Maybe I should have worded it "As she only jumped by seconds I am wondering...".
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Incidentally, what does the amber light before red mean?

From the Highway code: RED AND AMBER also means ‘Stop’. Do not pass through or start until GREEN shows.
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Re: Women drivers

So what do you do if the Red light is stuck on Red ? Or stuck on Red/Amber .?
I Have come across this a few times over the years and in particular at temporary traffic lights where road works are in progress except it's rare to see progress in some cases where no one is about.
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@Mav, quite right, but a lot of drivers seem to think that amber before red means they have time to get through before they change to red...it doesn't.
At Gleneagles, a tricky one that can only be dealt with locally. I was under the impression that lights were programmed to default to red in all directions in the event of a fault. However no doubt the law would not be on your side if you decided to jump them and were caught doing so.
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I think a lot of drivers see the lights as RED: On your Marks, RED/AMBER: Get Set, GREEN: Go!

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