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Friday 4 March 2016 10.07am
This has been waiting to happen for a while. I saw a rubbish lorry accelerate over the cross roads on red lights yesterday. The road works don't help but neither does the cycle super highway... It will take a lots of learning on the part of all road users to get used to looking both ways twice....
Friday 4 March 2016 10.38am
markblackfriars wrote:
This has been waiting to happen for a while. I saw a rubbish lorry accelerate over the cross roads on red lights yesterday. The road works don't help but neither does the cycle super highway... It will take a lots of learning on the part of all road users to get used to looking both ways twice....

There's a clear culture in London for the majority of road users to treat an amber light as a signal to accelerate, rather than to prepare to stop. I don't see it anywhere else to the same extent as I do in London where almost everyone seems to speed up when the lights go amber.
Friday 4 March 2016 10.53am
Guy's street wrote:
markblackfriars wrote:
This has been waiting to happen for a while. I saw a rubbish lorry accelerate over the cross roads on red lights yesterday. The road works don't help but neither does the cycle super highway... It will take a lots of learning on the part of all road users to get used to looking both ways twice....

There's a clear culture in London for the majority of road users to treat an amber light as a signal to accelerate, rather than to prepare to stop. I don't see it anywhere else to the same extent as I do in London where almost everyone seems to speed up when the lights go amber.

Absolutely. Sometimes with the consequence that it can get a bit scary for anyone who does stop on amber.

I stopped on red yesterday. A clear red, after the two buses in front of me drove through on amber/amber-red. The bus behind me honked its horn and nearly ran into me. The driver clearly intended to go through the lights - whether they were amber or red. But after honking, braking, and then looking me in the eye as I gestured up to the red light, the driver did wave a cheery apology. So that's alright....

...if you press it, they will come.
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