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Red light run on YouTube

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.

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MrBigEars MrBigEars 11:30 am 22 Jan 14

dkNigs said :

JC said :

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.

To be honest I don’t even see why we need an Amber light. Replace it with red and green only, and red flashes before going solid red. Take the ability for people to judge “oh the yellow will last this long, I’m fine” out of it.

I’m no expert in psychology, but won’t people just disregard the flashing red light as much as they currently do the amber?

Baggy Baggy 11:01 am 22 Jan 14

Wouldn’t it be easiest (and a stupidity tax to boot!) to just install red light and speed cameras at all light-controlled intersections from all approaches?

Imagine how quickly we could pay for light rail then!

dkNigs dkNigs 12:20 pm 20 Oct 13

JC said :

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.

To be honest I don’t even see why we need an Amber light. Replace it with red and green only, and red flashes before going solid red. Take the ability for people to judge “oh the yellow will last this long, I’m fine” out of it.

dkNigs dkNigs 12:16 pm 20 Oct 13

It’s even more fun when you see trucks doing it turning from northbourne onto the barton highway. Nearly every time I drive past that intersection there is a truck running a red to turn right.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:38 am 20 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.

Yes, the reason this muppet ran a red was because there wasn’t enough warning. Perhaps we could also have the lights flash slowly to let us know they’re about to start flashing quickly to let us know they’re about to turn amber. And a countdown, so I know how long the flashing will last. And there could be a man waving a sign. ‘The amber is about to start slowly flashing red – think carefully about maybe possibly getting ready to stop!’, it could say.

Or we could just crush cars. Beats having a crash, two crushed cars, and possibly crushed people.

OpenYourMind OpenYourMind 5:44 pm 19 Oct 13

And people bitch about cyclists running red lights! Not that I’m suggesting a cyclist should run a red light either, but in the very rare instances I’ve seen cyclists going through red lights they usually check all is clear whereas the kind of behaviour from motorists is usually high speed barrelling through the red.

In contrast and as an example, when I’m on my bike and I get the green at the Glenora Ave lights, I always check for cars/trucks running the red. This intersection is a shocker for this behaviour and the vehicles are usually going over 80km/h as they go through the red.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 5:01 pm 19 Oct 13

LSWCHP said :

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.

There was a fatality at that intersection a few months ago.

http://the-riotact.com/belconnen-way-fatality/97575

c_c™ c_c™ 3:30 pm 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?

What good would it do? People who take these risks aren’t fussed by what they lights are doing, they only care about squeezing every last millisecond of tolerance the lights given to motorists. It’s attitude, not design.

ausbradr 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 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 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 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 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 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 fromthecapital 3:24 pm 18 Oct 13

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

arb 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 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 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 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 Henry82 1:45 pm 18 Oct 13

Happens at pretty much every intersection on Northborne

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