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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Thinking Outside The Box

I'm a very law-abiding person (well, before and after my college days).  But I do think of myself as creative.  So I saw something today that really blew my mind.

I was in the car waiting for the left turn light to come on and a guy in the straight-through lane came to a complete stop in the intersection.  And stayed there.  This is something I have never seen before.

I pondered that while the various traffic lights cycled around to my turn and I carefully drove around the stopped car.

Then it hit me!  No, not the car, just a sudden realization.  The intersection has one of those "automated traffic-ticket cameras".  They work by taking a picture of your back license plate after you drive through the intersection after the red light comes on.

OMG, he stopped in the intersection so that the camera couldn't take a picture of his license plate.  When the light turns green again, the camera won't take a picture!!!

I'm not supporting drivers pushing red traffic lights; its dangerous to them and others.  The driver probably has other bad habits.  In fact, it's likely that he's a jerk.

But I just have to admire the thinking of anyone who figures out a way around some of the minor daily rules of life.


Megan said...

Fancy being able to think of that 'solution' so quickly. Perhaps he's been caught before?! Mind you, there was absolutely no benefit to running the red light, if he then had to stop in a dangerous position to avoid being photographed, was there?

Sydney, Australia

Fuzzy Tales said...

We don't have those here, though once in a while municipal authorities toss out the idea.

But every day plenty of people run red lights or don't bother to stop at the stop signs. I'm glad I don't have a car, frankly. I used to miss it, and it would be convenient to have one again, but I certainly don't miss the idiots on the road. It's enough to have my bus drivers dealing with them. LOL.

Mariodacatsmom said...

Good grief! No one seems to obey traffic laws these days. Everyone speeds at least 5 or 10 over the speed limit, so many yellow and red lights are run that you take your hands when driving or being on a city street, and no one has patience.