green lights

@gjax57 (897)
United States
September 15, 2010 2:35pm CST
does it ever happen to you? your sitting at a red light and it finally turns green. do you start off right away? I hate when it turns green and the one behind starts sitting on their horn, all the more I just sit there...Mom and Dad always said to not start off right away in case somone is going through the red light...what do you do?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
15 Sep 10
I'm like u i take my time. I don't want to get run over by some wild driver & there are alot of them on the roads,
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@gjax57 (897)
• United States
15 Sep 10
I so agree ANTIQUELADY, especially now with everyone on cell phones and texting they are really not paying attention either. it wont hurt to hesitate before ya take off I dont care where the one behind is going..so go around me lol
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• India
25 Jun 11
There are drivers using cell phones for talking and enjoying music too, so i am careful, they may rush and dash.. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘@Bhuwan@’. .
@maximax8 (27953)
• United Kingdom
16 Sep 10
When the light turns green check my mirrors and if all is well I go straight away. I know that some lights don't stay green for long. If I dither around then the drivers in the cars behind me might get annoyed with me. Sometimes a driver might go bib bib on their horn. In my home country drivers usually stop when the red light is shown. The way I have learned to drive it is mirror, signal and then move for me. I passed my practical driving test earlier this year. I have a car and I drive it very often. My local area has plenty of traffic lights.
@gjax57 (897)
• United States
16 Sep 10
may I ask where your from?...well just be careful doing it that way...I would rather hesitate a bit then have someone run the light and hit me.
@maximax8 (27953)
• United Kingdom
17 Sep 10
I come from the United Kingdom. We have the Highway Code. Drivers have to pass a theory test, hazard perception test and a practical driving test. Drivers drive around safely and stop when the red light shows. A country like Australia also has responsible drivers but in South Africa they have many road accidents which is very sad. I noticed in Malaysia and Indonesia some very crazy driving.
@sant21 (43)
• United States
28 Sep 10
No I do not go right away when the light turns green. I was told a long time ago by a policeman that like a stop sign its best to use the five second rule. Wait five seconds then look both ways before going. It has helped alot over the years as if I did not wait five seconds I would of been hit by a car trying to beat the red light.
@gjax57 (897)
• United States
28 Sep 10
glad you go by the 5 second rule, I wouldnt want to lose you lol
@jameshe (126)
• Cameroon
15 Sep 10
I personally hate people just sitting there after the light has turned green. I like it better when they start right away, but there is that safety issue. I start off right away. There is a chance of someone still speeding, but not likely as there is some time when both sets of lights are red (5 sec.) before turning green.
@gjax57 (897)
• United States
15 Sep 10
Hi James, safety first... I hope i'm never in front of you hahahaha...start to hesitate a bit ok..it may save your life!!
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
18 Sep 10
Hi. gjax57. I know that it has happen many times when my husband was driving. He will be daydreaming or talking and he will sit in the middle of traffic while the light is green. Someone may just honk their horn to get his attention. It is very annoying when they do so. Sometimes people are so impatient. When the light turns green, I slowly move forward, leaving enough of space just in case someone may have to turn in front of me. When their is traffic that is coming from the other side of the street, I will let them go first then I will go next.