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Show Of Hands October 17th, 2012 12:00am

Have you ever intentionally run a red light?

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10/19/12 11:23 pm

I raced my daughter to the hospital once while my son was helping me watch for traffic. I ran every single light.

nelsosar000 Minnesota
10/19/12 9:24 pm

When I turn right yes...

AlecJockel Pennsylvania
10/19/12 8:15 pm

There's a 3 second gap... You always make it

shefjr New York
10/19/12 6:09 pm

I do it once a day during rush hour. It's wild, a lil' crazy, fun, and I never feel more alive. YOLO!!!

KudosToYou California
10/19/12 2:54 am

Laws vary from state to state. Virginia DOES allow motorcycles to pass through red lights under certain conditions.

dabrat East Coast
10/18/12 4:07 pm

I'm embarrassed to say when I've been impatient

timeout Boston Strong
10/18/12 3:45 pm

I STOP at red lights. Go on green lights. And GO like HELL on Yellow...

MiKEY2012 Florida
10/18/12 1:22 pm

Who spellcheck messed that one up!!
Meant to say they became more friendlier! Lol

MiKEY2012 Florida
10/18/12 1:21 pm

When it's safe to do so. Helps that I can name drop either my brother ( an officer) or my sister (a Sargent ) in the local police! But I've only done it 3 times. They didn't seem to mind. & the officer's pulling me over became my h more friendlier.

10/18/12 12:31 pm

If there's absolutely no cars, I don't see the problem. It's not like I'm running a red in broad daylight where I'm endangering other people's lives.

10/18/12 10:07 am

Seems as I'd a high percentage of drivers don't even understand what a red octagon with white letters spelling stop means. Why should a pretty amber light influence us?

weallhave1 Tennessee
10/18/12 9:34 am

That's pretty talented, giving birth and driving at the same time! Did you steer with your knees while cutting the umbilical cord?


10/18/12 8:35 am

Middle of the night, no car's in sight. Sometimes I get nervous just sitting at a light in darkness.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/18/12 8:20 am

I ride a motorcycle and sometimes the light won't change.

arborfamilia on top of the hill
10/18/12 7:20 am

Middle of the night, small town, quiet streets, stupid light wouldn't change to let me go. So I finally gave up and went anyway.

lastjedi Florida, US
10/18/12 6:12 am

I'm kinda shocked that 50% have intentionally ran a red light.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/18/12 6:09 am

to tell about it. And if someone else breaks them and you're in their way, you'd better hope you get out of their way fast or you'll probably be dead.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/18/12 6:08 am

Nope. But then again, I don't even have a drivers license yet. The only times I've gone riding through an intersection with lights, I was obeying the rules of the road to ensure that I didn't get myself squashed onto a car. When you're on a bicycle, you'd better obey the rules or you might not live…

bookhenge Virginia
10/18/12 4:27 am

Only when the light's obviously not working correctly, and I can do it safely.

10/18/12 2:04 am

Emergency room visiting...well, getting someone to it

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/18/12 1:09 am

What red light or posting?

10/17/12 11:19 pm

Whoa, I didn't think so many would intentionally run reds. I've taken yellow lights but never tried to rush a red. The risks aren't worth it.

10/17/12 9:25 pm

Rednecks admit they blow (red lights)!

Phil Mississippi
10/17/12 9:21 pm

I never once ran a red light, a yellow light maybe but not a red one

JaquesV Bentonville, AR
10/17/12 8:34 pm

If you look both ways and there's not a soul for miles, what's the risk?

JaquesV Bentonville, AR
10/17/12 8:32 pm

Middle of the night, that light at the off ramp. Dumb lights at the corporate headquarters when there is no traffic. Run 'em all the time.

AnnieM The Island
10/17/12 8:18 pm

I do remember when I first got my license I was stuck at a red light for something like 10 mins. and no one on the road. I was so scared a cop would show just as I ran it, I made a right, made a (legal) u-turn, then right again to get through the intersection.

AnnieM The Island
10/17/12 8:18 pm

I voted "no", but only that I can remember. I may have at some point and forgot.

dogsaver new Jersey
10/17/12 8:13 pm

All the time! That's what lights and sirens are for!

tdyakker lost
10/17/12 8:04 pm

I wasn't making fun ,was just being a smart ass

snafu Washington
10/17/12 7:01 pm

Middle of the night going back home, only car for miles and sitting there waiting for the light to turn green of course after minutes I ran the red light. Also I go through yellow lights when I know it'll turn red before I'm through the intersection.

10/17/12 6:36 pm

Yes, and the world is better for it

not_even Boston, MA
10/17/12 6:21 pm

yes sir I have

10/17/12 5:35 pm

When you work second shift, you encounter many traffic lights that don't work well with little to no traffic

10/17/12 5:23 pm

No, it's still illegal, you just don't suffer any consequences if you don't get caught.


10/17/12 5:17 pm

I only ran it late at night after waiting for over 15 min for it to change. Not one car went by the whole time. I felt pretty comfortable going.

10/17/12 5:13 pm

Why would anyone be in such a hurry to put others at risj

BluejayV Life is Cinema
10/17/12 5:09 pm

Utah would say yes. Nobody knows how to drive here.

cato Santa Barbara, California
10/17/12 4:46 pm

I do it all the time at lights I don't agree should be in their location.

Rio76 Wild West
10/17/12 4:31 pm

Fair has nothing to do with me using my overhead lights respond to a motor vehicle accident, or a domestic assault, or a robbery in progress, etc. Would you rather I waited for all the lights?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/17/12 4:06 pm

If I hadn't, I'd still be sitting there. The quality of the engineers and installers of traffic sensors is at the low end of the low quality we've come to expect from American workers. 90% of them don't detect even big motorcycles. Two light cycles, still red, and a gap, I'm going.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/17/12 4:02 pm

But you waited ten minutes and looked all directions. That is not running a light. I did this once in a blizzard when I was the only vehicle on the road and the vision activated loop was covered in snow. Also waited 10 minutes or so

10/17/12 3:47 pm

It's illegal no matter what kind of car your in