I Have Ran a Red Light

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 32 People

    Was driving home tonight

    after a day trip with 2 female friends to Rotorua (3 hours drive from where I live). It was pushing 10.45 pm and I was tired (it's been a long but insanely awesome day). I looked at the lights and saw they were green. By the time I realized I was looking at the wrong set it...
    BigD38 BigD38
    36-40, M
    Jan 27

    Yellow Means Go Faster...

    My ex-husband is a State Trooper.  When our children were small and were learning their colors, I would discuss the colors of the billboards, road signs, buildings, nature, etc.  I explained to them that RED on a traffic light meant STOP, GREEN meant to GO, and YELLOW...
    Maria15 Maria15
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

    Red Light

    A father in a hurry, taking his 8-year-old son to school, made a turn at a red light, where it wasn't allowed. "Uh-oh, I just made an illegal turn!", he said. "That's OK, Dad," his son replied. "The police car right behind us did the same thing."
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl
    16-17, F
    Apr 22, 2013

    Ok so I posted once before

    that I ran a red light not paying attention. Today I saw a lady with a baby in her back seat run a red light and crash. She was really nice and admitted that she had been distracted by her baby but even so it was avoidable. Please be careful out there people
    BigD38 BigD38
    36-40, M
    Feb 11

    When I Was 16

    Right after I got my DL, I don't know what happened, then I was in the middle of the intersection and people were honking at me, I looked up and the light was red and obviously had been for a while. Luckily there were no police officers around and no traffic cameras. BTW 12 years...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

    Big Brother In 1990

    i was an enraged driver from day one, mind you i never had any accidents but whenever it was safe to do so, i was always speeding and breaking traction and so and so. once a week i had to drive into sydney for shool, for that six week period at the very same "red light camera...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 17, 2010

    On Purpose

    I will run them on purpose if I am driving late at night and there is no one around. especially if I am out of cigarettes and on the way to the store.
    koldsteil koldsteil
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2010

    Reasonable

    I run red lights pretty regularly. I have only been pulled over for it once and he let me go after we talked for a bit. I drive at night a lot and most times it seems it's just me on the road. If I don't see headlights coming, I'm not waiting - it's ridiculous. The lights are...
    awar44 awar44
    41-45, M
    Jul 20, 2010

    Accident

    Mine was not on purpose, as I thought that the lights had changed from red/green to flashing red/yellow. I dont know if this is everywhere but in my city some of the lights change at 12:30 to make it so you dont have to wait as long. All the lights I had seen so far on my drive...
    damufnman damufnman
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 24, 2012

    Disaster

    I was in the car coming home from school. My Dad was driving, and me and my two younger siblings where in the back. Mom called, and Dad answered the phone. He didn't see the light was red, so he kept going. Someone on the other side of the street ran straight into the right...
    missy1999 missy1999
    13-15, F
    May 6, 2012

    I Am Impatient

    I am impatient so if the light is yellow and going to red I run it almost every time. I used to travel frequently for work and one of the policies is that if you get a ticket in a company operated vehicle you are not allowed to drive one or to rent one on the corporate account...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    Apr 16, 2010

    I Was Daydreaming :-/

    Both times were because I was distracted, thinking about a man! Unbelievable to me that we can be somewhere, doing something, yet be entirely not present. What a useful skill, I guess… just not when driving! Makes me wonder how much of someone we really have when we’re...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2010

    just now. with a cop next to me in the turning

    lane. never got pulled over. I feel unfuckwittable.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 19, 2014
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