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Green light means go, but people just sit there all stupid instead. Why ?

Old 01-20-2015, 08:15 AM
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Default Green light means go, but people just sit there all stupid instead. Why ?




I do wait for green but the cars in front of me for some reason have to keep waiting and waiting and before moving.


Look at the light stupid green means go, move, not talk on stupid phone or put fingers in rear.

Then when they do actually move they take off real real real slow. This is STUPID too, fuel efficiency during acceleration generally improves as RPM increases until a point somewhere near peak torque so that slow take off actually WASTES fuel.

I just never ever understood this , why can't most people put a even a small effort to start moving on green so a five mile ride doesn't take 30 minutes ???
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:20 AM
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they are on their cell phones texting or facebook or whatever they do on a cell phone.
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Around here the lights turn green and no one moves for at least 10 seconds. They also drive 10mph below the speed limit.

Of course "they" are all around 70 years old and on about 15 different medications that probably make them about as alert as a drunken tree sloth.

Its infuriating.
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I don't know, where do you live?

On Carson one night he was doing his Amazing Carnac bit and holding an envelope to his head he says, "fastest recorded time" and then upon opening and reading the contents says, "The time between a light turns green in NY and the guy behind you starts blowing his horn!"
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I want one of these to voice how I feel when they just sit there all STUPID.



Go retards ! Lights green and that means go , use the peddle on the right !
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Dude, I'm posting on THT! Hold yer horses! How long can it take to type "looks tippy"?

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They are just waiting for a particular shade of green.
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They are waiting so the traffic sensors in the pavement detect a gap between cars. System then thinks the traffic is light and then short cycles the light. They go through the light, then all the cars behind them get held back. Makes for less traffic at the lights down the road, and for a nicer commute.
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Originally Posted by Corndog38 View Post
They are waiting so the traffic sensors in the pavement detect a gap between cars. System then thinks the traffic is light and then short cycles the light. They go through the light, then all the cars behind them get held back. Makes for less traffic at the lights down the road, and for a nicer commute.
But the people at the next light jam it up too so that doesn't work.
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By far though these are the absolute stupidest stupidest stupidest stupidest people on the road ever,





Its a nice sunny day so lets take the kids out and go play in traffic !
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I feel your pain.
I'm the Ahole that pays attention to the light/traffic pattern at the intersection and right before I see the light will turn green I give the vehicle in front of me a good loud HONK to wake them out of the phone stupor I can see they are in their mirror.
By the time they sign off and look up the light is green.
Anytime you see someone effin up on the road they usually are looking down at the phone or have it to their ear.
I've actually seen people turning thru a busy intersection while looking down at the phone
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Around here its probably so they don't get hit by the 3 @$$holes running the light.

I always wait a second or two for that.

More red light cameras and red light enforcement would help a lot.
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Maybe they were masterbaiting
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
I feel your pain.
I'm the Ahole that pays attention to the light/traffic pattern at the intersection and right before I see the light will turn green I give the vehicle in front of me a good loud HONK to wake them out of the phone stupor I can see they are in their mirror.
By the time they sign off and look up the light is green.
Anytime you see someone effin up on the road they usually are looking down at the phone or have it to their ear.
I've actually seen people turning thru a busy intersection while looking down at the phone
I would probably just sit there until I was sure there was not enough time left for you to make the light after I got through if you did that to me.
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Originally Posted by KDM View Post
they are on their cell phones texting or facebook or whatever they do on a cell phone.


Exactly
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When younger, I was as impatient as most of you. I was always speeding trying to get to the front of the line of traffic but there was always someone ahead of me. It took me 40 years of driving to realize that , if I wanted to be at the head of the line, I needed to slow down NOT speed up. Now I get to where I'm going much more relax and not worked up and on edge when I get there.
Call us "old" and on "15 different medications" etc, if it makes you feel better, but I call it being wiser and finally figuring it out. With time, you'll get there too. Wisdom comes with experience.
Be patient you won't get to where you're going much sooner and you'll feel way better.
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Originally Posted by cobra427mnsi View Post
When younger, I was as impatient as most of you. I was always speeding trying to get to the front of the line of traffic but there was always someone ahead of me. It took me 40 years of driving to realize that , if I wanted to be at the head of the line, I needed to slow down NOT speed up. Now I get to where I'm going much more relax and not worked up and on edge when I get there.
Call us "old" and on "15 different medications" etc, if it makes you feel better, but I call it being wiser and finally figuring it out. With time, you'll get there too. Wisdom comes with experience.
Be patient you won't get to where you're going much sooner and you'll feel way better.
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Actually you are exactly right
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Originally Posted by Seacat FL View Post
More red light cameras and red light enforcement would help a lot.




They CAUSE accidents.

A collection of media coverage reporting on the increase in accidents at red-light camera intersections.

http://www.motorists.org/red-light-c...ease-accidents
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