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Red light run on YouTube

By Barcham - 18 October 2013 23

Zoom! For those of you who want some midday outrage, check out this ballsy red light run caught on YouTube.

Red Lights are Optional in Canberra

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23 Responses to
Red light run on YouTube
ausbradr 2:16 pm 19 Oct 13

JC said :

mentality of Australians

Was going to make a similar comment but these three words summed up my sentiments exactly. Nail hit on head!

JC 8:36 am 19 Oct 13

Zan said :

In Austria the green light starts blinking before it changes to orange and red, therefore there is no excuse for people to go through red lights.

Hubby suggested that many years ago to ACT Government and was told it was too hard to do. How about now, surely it could be done?

Why do we need a warning the light is going to change from green to amber? I mean to say the whole idea of amber is the warning the light is going to change, that should be sufficient. I reckon with the mentality of Australians behind the wheel the blinking green will be just another thing to make them try and rush through rather than head and stop.

LSWCHP 11:25 pm 18 Oct 13

Genie said :

Just came to a stop at a (barely) red light on Marcus Clarke st… I was completely stationary and the car in the lane next to me however didn’t bother stopping…

Luckily the other cars hadn’t accelerated off their mark yet… would have been messy.

And there’s the thing. One day, someone is going to floor it away from a green light and collect one of these arseclowns.

I see this sort of thing all the time. It didn’t happen in the past, but in the last 2-3 years it seems to have become commonplace, as others have also indicated. I exited off the southbound GDE to get onto Barry Drive a couple of years ago. When I got the green I didn’t even bother to pull out because the cross traffic simply kept coming. IIRC, there was something like 5 vehicles came through in front of me after I had a green light. Given the timing of the lights, I reckon this means that people were going into the intersection against the red light 5 seconds or more after it had turned red. This isn’t poor timing or a misjudgement, it’s a calculated decision made in plenty of time to simply drive through a red light.

Crazy, crazy, crazy stuff. One day, there will be blood.

Zan 4:44 pm 18 Oct 13

In Austria the green light starts blinking before it changes to orange and red, therefore there is no excuse for people to go through red lights.

Hubby suggested that many years ago to ACT Government and was told it was too hard to do. How about now, surely it could be done?

carnardly 4:42 pm 18 Oct 13

as a cyclist who always stops if i get a red and who goes through the corner at Phillip College – Yamba Drive and Launceston street – the number of red light runners each and every time is phenomenal. I’ve got helmet cam of dozens of people that blow through a red at 80 kmph a good 3-4-5 seconds after it has gone red. I’m not talking about hitting the corner on orange and buzzing through, but a good and solid read.

someone will get killed there soon enough by a major idiot.

Genie 3:39 pm 18 Oct 13

Just came to a stop at a (barely) red light on Marcus Clarke st… I was completely stationary and the car in the lane next to me however didn’t bother stopping…

Luckily the other cars hadn’t accelerated off their mark yet… would have been messy.

fromthecapital 3:24 pm 18 Oct 13

A Prius? That’s a type of bicycle isn’t it?

arb 2:24 pm 18 Oct 13

harvyk1 said :

Pity the video quality is not just that little bit higher…

The original footage is actually much higher quality

YHM-24X… may be what you’re looking for I think

Harv 2:18 pm 18 Oct 13

Hey when you’re saving the environment driving a Prius you get a free pass for red lights.

JC 2:03 pm 18 Oct 13

dks00k said :

Straight on the brakes after the intersection too. Wouldn’t want to break the law by speeding right??

One of the reason red light camera in Canberra are also speed cameras.

goggles13 1:51 pm 18 Oct 13

above the law, but also thinks they are caring for the environment by driving a hybrid vehicle.

this video should be provided to the police. that is disgraceful behaviour

Henry82 1:45 pm 18 Oct 13

Happens at pretty much every intersection on Northborne

dks00k 12:25 pm 18 Oct 13

Straight on the brakes after the intersection too. Wouldn’t want to break the law by speeding right??

JC 12:05 pm 18 Oct 13

The above is an every day occourance unfortunatly. Though just a few hours ago I saw something that luckily isn’t an everyday thing. I saw a guy run two blatant red lights in Belconnen. First one he was turning right off Luxton Street onto Lathlain Street. No traffic coming the other way so just turned against the red arrow (and yes the arrow on both sides of the intersection were working and being morning no sun glare). Was good for me as that triggered a change of lights and by the time I got there it had just changed green. Then down outside Westfield where the buses come out of the stop he ran another red, but stopped 50m later at Cohen Street, but my guess is not because it was red but because there were cars crossing in front of him.

Clearly no regard what so ever to the lights.

harvyk1 11:56 am 18 Oct 13

Pity the video quality is not just that little bit higher…

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