Originally posted by GreenNinja
(although i think the intersection cameras are a good thing, except when they take pics and ticket innocent ppl who are "stuck" in an intersection).
I agree Mike, to a point. However, If people would be a little more concientous, and look "downstream," to anticipate whether or not they can make it through the intersection before the light turns YELLOW, it would alleviate a lot of the gridlock. I get pissed-off when somebody just HAS to make it through the light, and blocks an intersection for minutes at a time. Typically, they don't get anywhere quicker than had they stayed at the light until the next one. Inevitably, it has a domino effect, and traffic is snared forever. Fortunately, where I live, they put traffic cops at all the intersections during peak rush-hour to ensure those buttholes don't lock an intersection.
On a side note, I was driving home last night and was stuck behind a woman in a BMW. There was a bumper sticker in her back window which read, "Save a life-Don't drive and talk on your phone at the same time." The woman was on her phone!!!
Here's my solution. People should be issued rubber dart guns, with darts that say "I'm a dumbass," and can't be removed from a car. When a person has 3 of these darts on their car, they get an automatic 1 year license suspension.