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Topic: TrafficLights

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    1. Did you ever notice when you are sitting at a red light that when the person in front of you pulls up a couple of inches you are compelled to move up too? Do we really think we are making progress toward our destination? "Whew I thought we'd be late but now that I am nine inches closer I can stop for coffee and a danish!" (Contributed by Don F.)
    2. Why is it that the first one to see the traffic light turn green is the driver of the second car back? (Contributed by Don F.)
    3. Why do traffic lights always seem to turn amber just as you get to the intersection? (Contributed by Don F.)
    4. Why do we think the traffic light will change if we talk to it? (Contributed by Don F.)
    5. If traffic lights are timed for 35 mph wouldn't they also be properly timed for 70 mph? (Contributed by UFC Physics)
    6. Why is it that you never seem to have a problem getting stopped for a traffic signal that just changed yet the guy in the lane beside you and at least a half dozen car lengths behind you can't? (Contributed by Tony Vance)
    7. Why is it that while stopped at a traffic light people will keep inching forward on a red light like they're going to sneak right through it then the light turns green and they just sit there? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    8. Why do people think those traffic green-light pedestrian buttons work instantly? (Contributed by Gregory Lam)
    9. Shouldn't you always look both ways when running a red light? (Contributed by Ben Popken)
    10. We have telescopes that can spot rocks the size of marbles on Mars so why can't the guy that runs the traffic signals at busy intersections spot gridlock? (Contributed by Jim Adams)
    11. Wouldn't the traffic flow in our congested cities be improved if the traffic signal departments replaced the stop lights with GO lights? (Contributed by Fog Free Freddy)
    12. If bulls could drive, would red still mean stop? (Contributed by Canoe Two)
    13. When the schools shut down for the summer, why do the school zone lights continue to flash? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    14. If there are two lanes that are turning right, can you turn right on red in the left-handed right turn lane? (Contributed by David T.)
    15. How come some people think that just because the two cars in front of them ran the red light, they are entitled to run it themselves? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    16. In those areas where motorists can legally drive through a yellow light, what is the point of FLASHING yellow lights? (Contributed by Jonathan)
    17. Is the reason many people don't use the crosswalks at intersections because they're usually underneath cars? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    18. When did the yellow in the traffic light become ‘continue’ instead of ‘caution’? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    19. Isn't it frustrating to be stopped at a red light and not one car goes through the green light? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    20. If yellow means yield, why do most people speed up when they see a yellow light? (Contributed by Durrell Givens)
    21. Isn’t it nice that red lights in traffic give you an opportunity to finish your text message? (Contributed by Boredina)
    22. If there's no camera sign at an intersection, does that mean that we can run the red light? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
    23. How is it that engineers can hit an asteroid moving at thousands of miles an hour with a probe and have the probe return to Earth with rock samples, but they can't get traffic signals timed correctly to ease traffic congestion? (Contributed by The Vent on AccessAtlanta.com)
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