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My problem is that...

I Can't Stop Running Stop Signs and Lights

Contributions

Christine Huisman
Honolulu, HI
Hi there!! I too cannot stop running lights!! (I rarely run the stop signs).. To me when the light is yellow it just means to HURRY!!!! So far I've been OK with no tickets or getting pulled over but if you ever get pulled over by a male police officer just act dumb. I knew my safety check expired and I got pulled over and acted like I didn't know which sticker was the safety check one!! He let me go!!! Hee, hee, hee!!

Charmaine Christine Chua
Chicago, IL
Hi! I'm a traffic light violator...

Anyway, I bet you all think that you're the only ones who break the law, huh? Well, guess what? There are billions and billions of us who do just that...ordinary people who got it in their system to be a rebel and run the light!

All I can say is that I'm guilty! Whenever I see the light turn yellow, I just step on the pedal and zoom past the light...I never really go a lot over the speed limit, but when it comes to running the light, I speed like a manic!

But hey, as long as I stop when the light is red, it's cool...

Word of advice though, when you wanna run the light, make sure you don't get caught!

Amy Lam
Honolulu, HI
Every time I see a yellow light from far away, I would speed up my car to try to make it. Of course by the time I got to the light, it has already turned red, but I still keep going. I figured if I press on my brake, the car behind would hit my car. I don't like to stop when I see the yellow light or the STOP sign, they just delay my schedule.

Vance Mizuba
Honolulu, HI
Hi!
I am one of those people that can't seem to stop at stop signs! There is one stop sign at the corner of my block near my house and I can't seem to come to stop over there. It's probably because there is hardly any traffic since this is a residential area. Anyway I know I'm not the only out there doing California Stops at stop signs!

Abe Cabuag
Honolulu, HI

Your topic is so true! I run stop signs and lights all the time. But unlike some drivers I know, I avoid being caught,(knock on wood). I have a technique for running stop signs and lights, especially stop lights. I got this technique from observing other drivers who ran stop lights and got caught. Everytime someone wants to run a stop light, they speed up while the light is yellow. That's the common mistake. If there's a police in the area, he/she will pulled you over since it may seem that you are in a rush, speeding, or driving recklessly. What I like to do is to maintain the speed limit or even slow down a bit so it seems like I'm not aware that the stop light has already changed to yellow and is ready to change to red. So the next time you think about running a stop light, try this technique and don't blame me if you get caught.

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