Have you ever crossed traffic signal on red?

@aweins (4203)
India
June 13, 2009 2:26am CST
when you are in a hurry and have to reach somewhere very important and then you find traffic signals where you have to wait for some seconds or minutes, without any option, so do you always wait or have you ever crossed any traffic signal when its still in red? and if having done so , how many times have you been caught by the police? so, did you have to pay fine or how did you get yourself out of that situation ? did the police person let you go because you gave a genuine reason or you apologised sincerely ? please share what happened with you ?
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5 responses
@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Oh, I get to make my secret confession here ... I don't drive now, but a couple of decades ago I was a cab driver, and late at night, I would give a careful look-around, and go ahead. I didn't feel right charging my customer in the back seat for some stupid law that tells me I had to stop when absolutely no one else was in the vicinity. No, I was never caught for such a dastardly crime. As a pedestrian I would not apologize either, if I crossed at a time that did not interfere with traffic.
• United States
12 Sep 09
Well, always be careful what you were doing. Maybe someone is watching, and that someone is policeman. Don't broke the law, or pass any red light. Sometimes, you have to be patient.
@srganesh (6350)
• India
13 Jun 09
Not a single time.I respect traffic signals without which,my life is at stake of risk.I believe in,"better called Mr.late than,Late Mr.".So,I obey all traffic rules and signs.It is not only safe for us but for the public too.Cheers!
• United States
12 Sep 09
That is right, we should respect the traffic rules, and slow down while you can. Even in a rush hour, or you are in some sort of hurry, learn to slow down, and protect your life better. You also protect others too.
@ayis12 (544)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
I never did such things like that. I always wait for the traffic sign. Just to avoid the accidents and being caught by police. cause if ive been in that troubles. Gosh! parents will be worried about me all the time. And i dont want that happen.
• United States
12 Sep 09
Great thinking, and don't want to risk that. Patience is a virtue, and I certainly want to learn it from you. Because I don't want to caught in trouble too. I just want to be patience, and be safe is the priority.
@YazEid (1139)
• Philippines
13 Jun 09
hello aweins , I have done that many times , but it was late at night ( 2 or 3 am ) and the streets were empty , that's why I had the courage to do it and there were no police to stop me :D have a good time
• United States
12 Sep 09
Sometimes, polices ambush behind the tree or under the bridge, especially at night time. I done so many times during the daytime too, but I don't ever want to do it anymore. it just too dangerous, and I hate to done it without patience.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
12 Sep 09
Usually, I just passed it as fast as I can. I won't want to wait for it, since I am not a patient person. I just want to get to my destination as fast as I can without stop anywhere. Gosh, I am scared too, because there is always some police on patrol. I will definitely drive carefully.