As school resumes for another year one of my pet rages (a pet rage is MUCH stronger than a pet peeve) is begging for an ear.
What has happened to our society that amber traffic lights are now ignored? It is now the norm for cars to cross intersections as the light is turning red. Amber does not mean “go”.
Is this another example of an ever-increasing “me” societal attitude? I’ll get through this intersection. It doesn’t matter if you can’t turn left.
During a recent trip to Australia my husband and I both commented that the drivers were more courteous. More like we used to be. I wonder what they will be like in a few years if this dangerous trend spreads.
The fear of running the amber light should not be the nasty surprise that the red light camera sends to your mailbox, but the whittling of safety and consideration of others in our communities. Civility.
I’m making a conscious effort to avoid driving through amber lights. What about you? Pass it on.