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The Red Light Debate on Safety

We all do it – hit the gas pedal on yellow lights and even run red lights when we’re in a hurry. As a responsible driver, there are many things we do that could create a safer environment for other drivers and pedestrians, yet we don’t do it. The worse offenses can even be made on alternative modes of transportation such as motorcycles and bicycles. Running a red light in a motorcycle or bike, believe it or not, may even be more dangerous and result in catastrophic accidents, often leading to death. We have to think about the design of our roads. Imagine a transportation design where no red lights are incorporated.

Maybe the reason why so many people, bicyclists, and car drivers break the red light rule is because it’s not efficient nor does it serve our needs. We need to propose alternatives to this driving system and eliminate … Read More