Saturday, December 02, 2006

Red light

Have you ever crossed a traffic junction with red light on? I mean inadvertently. Without any intention to run thru a red signal.

If you have, can you remember the most important thing about that incident? In all likelihood, you ran thru a red traffic light when there was no traffic at all.

It brings up a very interesting question. What is more influencing a red light or the sight of other cars at the junction which make us slow down and follow rules?

There may not be one right answer here. But, the fact that moving traffic in and around your car provide a strong feedback to your driving as much or more than the traffic lights.

Same thing is true when you miss strop signs. Sound of oncoming traffic, even a flicker of light etc, are more poignant reminder than the actual stop sign.


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