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

Have you ever intentionally run a red light?

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TideGal CFL
10/17/12 3:27 pm

Once, when I was taking my son to catch the bus for field trip to DC. It was 3am and mine was the only car on the road. If a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound? If no one else is around, does it really matter?

Quetip909 Milton, PA
10/17/12 3:10 pm

It's legal anywhere as long as you don't get caught. But I have only done it in an emergency.

10/17/12 3:09 pm

Have run a few on accident but did run one when I was rushing my dying dog to the animal ER.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/17/12 2:55 pm

Passion, anger, love, etc.

ScrewU Gone
10/17/12 2:52 pm

It's legal in VA if you're on a motorcycle.

anonymom Virginia
10/17/12 2:30 pm

Once we were stopped at a light and a cop pulled up next to us. It was after midnight; no one else was around. The light wouldn't change and the cop waved us on so we went. Other than that I'm a stickler for road rules - I'm not getting my kids in an accident if I can help it.

10/17/12 2:23 pm

Red light camera got me...50$ ticket in the mail. Learned my lesson.

Kay41 the Midwest
10/17/12 2:22 pm

One by accident. It was the first time my soon-to-be Mother-in-law was in the car with me. Not a good impression to make.

10/17/12 2:19 pm

I am running on right n^*%¥#+!.......

centexken Republic of Texas
10/17/12 2:05 pm

I have late at night when the light would not change and no one was around.

opinoner homaha
10/17/12 1:57 pm

I was giving birth

23 Texas
10/17/12 1:53 pm

Yeah because it wouldn't change after like ten damned minutes, and nothing was wrong with any of the other lights.

10/17/12 1:42 pm

Never have and never will


10/17/12 1:37 pm

Never in my life. I was surprised with the outcome.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/17/12 1:30 pm

Running a light implies forward or left turn.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
10/17/12 1:29 pm

Screw you guys for making fun of MJ. Traffic lights are a very common pace to get shot in areas of gang turbulence. That's why so many who live in those areas turn UPS and only go right at stop lights.

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
10/17/12 1:24 pm

Next. Next green light

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
10/17/12 1:23 pm

Last night 3 am Sitting waiting for the turn light, straight light changed 4 times never got a turn light so the night green straight light I turned.

bnnt Los Angeles
10/17/12 1:19 pm

I lied. I have in really rural areas late at night when the light obviously hates me and I've been sitting for more than 5mins.

taijiki Florida
10/17/12 1:19 pm

135 isnt really that fast. Maybe to most. And i woulda died not went to the hospital. IMO risks were low enough for my own health. Others dont rly care.

GirlOnFire Ohio
10/17/12 1:14 pm

I can't drive yet...but I probably wouldn't intentionally.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/17/12 12:48 pm

when I was driving I did...I would look around for cops, and just go..just if it was one of those lights that took forever & it was nighttime...otherwise, I waited...

tdyakker lost
10/17/12 12:21 pm

Your just lucky all those single parent kids didn't run out with their cheap handguns n shoot you

blockfisher Clinton, CT
10/17/12 12:19 pm

I had to change my answer to yes for the same reason. Sorry but after 3 minutes of waiting with not a soul in site, ya just gotta go.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/17/12 12:14 pm

Doors do not have crumple zones. A sudden spin often breaks your neck.

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

This is one of the more dangerous and stupid things to do. It just takes a small tap to send a high speed vehicle flying.

fredd TrumpLand
10/17/12 12:08 pm

I have as a cyclist, not a driver. There was one particular pedestrian crossing in the UK (not a junction) i would run as it's on a steep incline followed shortly by a roundabout on a road too narrow for cars to pass. Stopping then moving off uphill is a little unnerving with bus at your back wheel.

10/17/12 11:59 am

No but I do speed up for yellow lights.

2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
10/17/12 11:40 am

On an emergency run to the ER. I didn't just blow through it though. I slowed down enough to be sure that no one was coming from the cross street.

Terrence Utah
10/17/12 11:30 am

If the light won't change at night and you can't wait all night it's understandable.

10/17/12 11:29 am

Nah I've had the same thing happen. Traffic was backed up quite a bit... So I ran it while the cross street light was red also

Terrence Utah
10/17/12 11:28 am

You're right godcyanide at night when the light will not change and no one is around. I have done that.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/17/12 11:10 am

Yes. No one around. I wanted to break a rule. My friend, a youth pastors wife actually did the same thing. About the same time.

satiricalnick meh
10/17/12 11:06 am

You gotta get your front wheels on the pad to change the light.

law Colorado
10/17/12 10:58 am

Yes, light appeared to stuck. Wasn't going to wait all day.

DankZane Visus Per Mentem
10/17/12 10:56 am

After sitting at the same red light for a full minute at 11 at night I just said fuck it

Comet? Tennessee
10/17/12 10:54 am

Probably two or three times I did 'accidentally' run at the red light many years ago. The police never give me the ticket. Whew!

Comet? Tennessee
10/17/12 10:51 am

Yeah I know everyone did do it. No one is prefect.

10/17/12 10:50 am

I think everyone has at least once.

godcyanide Probably gone for good
10/17/12 10:45 am

I run red lights intentionally - but only when it's late at night, the roads are empty, and I'm looking for parking near home. We don't have the luxury of flashing yellows here, and you could be waiting minutes for a light change if you're on the wrong side of the intersection.

Terrence Utah
10/17/12 10:43 am

So the point is I doubt they deny to running a red light at all for the ones who have.

Terrence Utah
10/17/12 10:39 am

The question asks "have you ran a red light intentionally?" the answer for me is of course not intentionally.

lmurder MDK
10/17/12 10:37 am

Shit your from Utah. I shouldn't have even responded to your comment. Fml

lmurder MDK
10/17/12 10:37 am

Thank you. I was wondering what intentionally meant when I read the question...

Terrence Utah
10/17/12 10:36 am

Lmurder the key word is intentionally. I have accidentally ran a red light back when I was new to driving but not intentionally, so I said no.

lmurder MDK
10/17/12 10:32 am

We have some liars! Especially in AZ. Phoenix is the capital of running red lights with deadly consequences.
It's just a poll people. No news to lie. We won't find you and prosecute you for admitting it.

10/17/12 10:30 am

It's just "the Man" keeping you down. How are we going to save America if we are just standing around?