vinnie wrote:omg how many times do i have to say it? pedestrian crossings generally only concern pedestrians!!! why is getting hit by a car relevant in a situation where it is not a controlled intersection?!!! i'll simplify my argument even more.
picture this: the road is empty. not a car is sight, or any people for that matter. you are sitting at a red pedestriancrossing. it is not an intersection. nobody is crossing, as there is nobody around. do you still wait?!!!
I absolutely stop. It is a red light. I want the car that is also stopped at this red light to treat me like a vehicle when they catch up to me, so I stop at the red light just like them.
Yes it is annoying, yes it is inconvienent, however if you don't want to stop at red lights then don't. But don't then complain if a police person with nothing better to do, gives you a fine for $51 for running a red light.
Personally I want to be treated with respect as a vehicle when i'm on the road, therefore I obey the road rules.