Do you cross the road when the red light is on??

@easy888 (10405)
Australia
April 6, 2007 5:29am CST
If there are no cars around , will you walk across the roads even the red light is on, or you will wait until it turns to green light? How about other people ? Do they walk across the road and feel strange on you if you wait for the green light? How long do you need to wait for the green light? Do you get enough time to corss the road? What if you are driving, will you keep going at the red light if there are no one on the road?? I usually walk cross the road even the red light is on if i do not see any cars coming, but even in the green light,I need to be in a hurry because the drivers here can also cross the roads when the pedestrian green light is on, I feel a bit dangerous even the drivers will not really move when they see you crossing the road, but if I walk across the road slowly, some rude drivers may stare at me ..
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137 responses
• India
6 Apr 07
No boss, I wait for green signal. Red and green lights are made for our safety, we should follow it. If I am driving, there is no chance of crossing the road in red light signal. I think driving/walking is as per signals is more safe. It depends also on the city crowd where we are living.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
Road saftey is important and we can be safe on the road if drivers or pesdetrians follow trafiic rules.
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@TDonald (1423)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Red light or green - you should always stay aware of what's happening around you. Make your decision based on the information available. Stay safe!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
I will be aware of what is happening
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
6 Apr 07
I will not do that.It is a stupid thing for me.when i see someone do this,i think they take their life as a joke.
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• Canada
6 Apr 07
I used to do that but, I found that the city where I used to live had a lot of speeder's and car Chase's.. road rage is what they are referred too. Now that I'm in a new city I have chosen not walk against the red because i value my life. Even if there are no cars on the road I make it a habit to follow the rule of the road. Boy,.. I guess I'm some sort of good samaritan. Regardless of anything else, If I'm going to be late for a meet. I've chosen to never ever J-walk again!
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
7 Apr 07
maybe i have because i didn't pay attention, or was talking to someone or something like that.. but never on purpose! i don't live around a lot of stop lights, so it never really happens so much.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
O. your city you used to liveis so dangerous..
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
6 Apr 07
yes i cross the road when there is a red light if i am alone, if i am with children or somthing i will never cross the road when the red light is on..cause i am responsible for other lives and i want to be a good example to them about driving i never cross in a red light and i do not care if there are no people on the road. about the friends part that you talked about..no they don't laugh or do faces just wait for me to cross:)
• Australia
6 Apr 07
i aggree with you,i alwayls dont wait till the green light on when there arent any people on the road.i always cross the road carefully!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
True,, you cannot show some wrong thing to your children as they may misunderstand it is ok to do it.
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• Lithuania
6 Apr 07
When i was young and silly lady:) I risk to cross road in red light. Now , very rarely, if see that road is empty-no one car, and there are no risk and maybe I am hurry to bus and etc, i cross road even I see red light. But never do this, If my daughter is with me. I will wait will light green, even my small girl ask to cross coz there are no one car. It's the rule I don't break. never.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
10 Apr 07
True,.never teach your children to cross the road at red light.
• India
6 Apr 07
i dont see that rule in india but i ll sure see that any car or bus or any other veichel is passing or what if not then i ll cross the road other wise no ill see another route for crossing ok
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
Some indian people tell me the traffic rules are lax in india?? IS it ?
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• Australia
6 Apr 07
I dont wait for the green light if there are no cars around, The green light doesnt last long anyways, i had some dude start driving as i was crossing the road because the green light stopped when i was halfway on one side of the road.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
how about if you are really in a hurry and if you need to wait for few minutes? For example, if yo uwill be late at work when you need t owait for 3 more minutes?
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
6 Apr 07
well we don't live in an area where we have stop lights. when we go to las vegas, or chicago, it seems there are crazy drivers there. i usually go when the crowd goes, and sometimes the light is not for us!
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
I watched the TV programs of the US ,it seems that people drive crazily in the states..speeding is also a serious problem..
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6 Apr 07
In the past I have been guilty of crossing the road before the green light, but after a very narrow escape, I always wait now.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
7 Apr 07
Oh...becareful when you are crossing the road then.
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• Ireland
6 Apr 07
If the light is red and there are no cars approaching then I will cross the road but I wouldn't do it if I had children with me, as it would be a bad example to them. If the red light is on and it is not safe to cross the road, then I won't do it, even if I see other people doing it. When the green light comes on I will usually check to see that it is safe to cross the road because like you say, some motorists will drive through the green light.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
12 Apr 07
well if there is nobody if there is really nobody...cars, bike, motorbikes and so on...well I must admit I cross the road even though the pedestrian light is red...but I hate people crossing the road when the light is red and there are lots of cars waiting to speed up...I hate this because I cannot stand this attitude when I am a driver and I don't do this as a pedestrian because I am perfectly aware how frustated and angry car drivers can become when you do something like this!!!! as a general rule, I hate doing silly and dangerous things only to save some seconds....my life is worth waiting a minute or more!!!
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• Philippines
12 Apr 07
as a law abiding citizen, one has to follow the rules of the pedestrian. if the light is red, one has to stop the car to give way for the people to cross the street. wait until the light becomes green and that's the time you go ahead. these are simple rules so it is expected of the drivers to follow what is right.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
true, if people are crossing the roasa at red whne there are alot of cars, they are just risking their life.
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
9 May 07
If there are no cars in site for miles then I'll cross. I feel like an idiot just standing there when the road is deserted. If I have my kids with me though I'll always wait for the crossing signal...don't want to get them into the habit of crossing against the light.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 May 07
True,when you are with the children,rememeber to do the right thing to wait until the green light.
@mgupta (71)
• India
19 Apr 07
Though I wait for light to turn green, but if there is no traffic, I will cross the road.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
9 May 07
Fair enough
@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
19 Apr 07
Even this is a proof of good education (and i have to admit i think i am educate little)my answer is YES!!..Sometimes when i see is no cars there and i am save i will cross the broad ...lol! I am very active person and for me the most annoying thing is to wait something for nothing...so,i know is wrong but i cross...oh,and to tell you that i cross on red color even when i drive...ha ha... augusta
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
21 Apr 07
Oh,,you are not a good driver then..it is better to stop at the red light if your are driving..
@manvik (940)
• Hungary
18 Apr 07
I never cross the road when there is red light.I love my life.You know well the drivers.They don't care even if there is green signal for the padestarians.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
8 May 07
True.some drivers are reckless
@loved1 (5336)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I live in a very small town so I rarely even look to see if the light is red or green. I just look to see if any cars are coming and if not, I cross. I really hate waiting for the traffic light to change when I am in a busier city. I am pretty impatient that way.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
it is an advantage to live in a small town as you do not really need to follow the traffic rules at all.
@patootie (3593)
12 Apr 07
There are very few laws here in the UK about pedestrians crossing the road .. so we only need to use the red light system if it's a busy junction .. but if there is no traffic you can just cross over with no problem .. Driving is completely different though .. it's mandatory to stop at a red light .. even if there is no traffic at all for miles ..
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
12 Apr 07
That mean the rules do not exist at all for pedestrians.
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
11 Apr 07
It depends on whether my kids are with me, as I would rather they cross when the little green man tells them it is ok. However, if it is just me and I think I can make it I go. If the kids are with me and we go against the light, it would only be if there is nobody anywhere near.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Apr 07
True, it is not good to tarch the kids to tdo the wrong thing indeed
• China
9 Apr 07
Sometimes I do it. but most often I do not cross the road on red.I do not run the red when I am driving.for i do want to get more points on the record of my driving license. lol..
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
18 Apr 07
:)