• Euphorazine@lemmy.world
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    1 month ago

    Something tells me it was longer than 0.74 seconds. And typically the person that suffers the consequences of the lead car not paying attention is the cars further back sitting through another light cycle because you can’t put down candy crush while driving

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      After the light turns green I take a couple seconds to scan left, right, and left before pulling out. I’m looking for last second red light runners. Saved me a couple times. Yep takes a couple seconds, no won’t stop doing it. Most traffic safety courses advise this behavior.

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        1 month ago

        I have to do this shit on my bike as well. Even if most people follow the law, there are always some that don’t.

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      I drive a stick. Sometimes I get a honk in that moment when shifting into gear at the light change. People expect the cars to start moving immediately once the light changes.

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          I try to put it in gear shortly before the light changes, but sometimes the light is long and I don’t want to just ride my clutch while I sit there for a minute or more.

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            Being clutched out is not “riding the clutch”. You can safely do that.

            “Riding the clutch” is when the clutch is used as “hill assistant” or as speed control at low speeds.

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            Then shift into gear once the pedestrian’s light turns red or crossing traffic stops?

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              I mean, I’m usually on top of it, but you can’t always game every light 100% of the time. Also, there’s no appeasing everyone.

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        I drive a stick too and I’m conscious about this, but the person behind you should notice that you took your foot off the brakes. I can always tell when the person ahead of me is not paying attention to the traffic light.

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        I waited a full 4 seconds before beeping at the BMW in front of me who didn’t notice our green left-turn light.

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        Distracted drivers are so bad in my town I preemptively honk when the light turns green so we can get more than 4 cars through a 30 second light cycle.

        If the guy directly in front of me wants to take it personally, that’s just fine, lol.

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          Great habbit to increase the noise level in your town. But everyone is doing it, so it can’t be wrong.

          Fucking idiots everywhere, sell your car.

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          I like to wait until the light turns yellow, pull just past the stop line and then go when the light turns red when someone honks at me for no reason.

          Then I drive off happily knowing that I either fucked their impatient ass, or they can run a red if it is that important to them.

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      I dunno, sometimes it feels like some people hover their hands over the horn anxiously for the light to turn green so they can smash it down as quickly as possible, like it’s some sort of test of their reflexes.

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    I thought that’s the accepted definition of a “New York Minute” — the time between the light turning green and the cabbie behind laying on their horn…

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      It’s become a pretty common occurrence for a light to change and the driver in front of me to be staring at their phone.

      Which is me saying I never used to honk at people at lights, and now I find myself doing it about once a week.

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        Same here. Though tbf I do still give the friendly two honks rather than the annoyed long honk. I don’t need to punish them as much as they may deserve the long honk, I just need them to go so I’m not fired for being late to work. So idk I feel it isn’t that bad of me to do.

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          Same.

          I give a single light honk to get their attention. Not an angry long honk.

          And for the record, I’ve been caught staring at my phone a couple of times and needed to be honked at too.

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    There’s a movie called Unhinged where someone honks for too long at Russell Crowe’s character and the rest of the movie is him angrily chasing the main character. It’s absolutely hilariously unrealistic and it’s super fun to laugh at.

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    One simple trick highway engineers don’t want you to know, solves all traffic jams

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      I take loud honks next to me quite personal, when I am on my bike. Carbrain can’t understand, carbrain is sitting in their cage.

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      I take all loud noises personally. Yes I remind myself that’s not normal. But maybe people should also just resist the temptation sometimes?

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    If only there was a way that we could prepare drivers that green light is about to come up.

    Some kind of colour or light between Red and Green that can inform drivers that “the light will soon change”

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      Why did you delete your comment? Anyway we can all still see it until you really delete it.

      One day in heaven, St. Peter goes out to the Pearly Gates to see how things are going.

      He sees two signs. One reads “Stand here all ye men who were henpecked by your wives.” The other reads “Stand here all ye men who were NOT henpecked by your wives.”

      In front of the first sign is a line of over 10000 souls.

      In front of the other sign, Riley stands alone.

      St. Peter goes over to Riley and asks him, “Riley, why are you standing here by yourself?”

      Riley replies, “My wife told me to stand here.”

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    Feel like a good indicator of a person is if they give a little ‘oops my bad’ wave or the finger when someone reminds them of the light.

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      Totally depends on the situation. Five seconds in, short beep? Absolutely. We all make mistakes, no problem. Sorry for causing a delay.

      Half a second, leaning into the horn? That’s uncalled for. Then coming up next to me to want to argue while driving? Now the other guy’s definitely in the wrong.