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JT

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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2008 12:01:10 AM

What do you do when you see a red light up ahead?
Speed up to get the pole position for the green
Maintain speed, brake at the light and wait
Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
Slow down immediately to time the next green
N/A or I don't drive

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Hobby001
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2009 7:18:25 AM

slow down to time the green
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misstweety
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2009 8:05:26 PM

slow down
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higginbotham194
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2009 8:04:38 PM

slow down.
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LexRX22s
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2009 10:40:44 PM

foot off gas
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C2A
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2009 12:50:21 AM

I coast, hoping the light turns green by the time I arrive at the intersection.
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kwilson3
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2009 6:02:11 PM

slow down and be prepared to stop
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higginbotham194
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 11:40:35 AM

Slow down.
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april4
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2009 11:37:45 AM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 10:40:29 AM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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Captmaui
Rookie Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2008 1:47:08 AM

If you going to let of on the gas move over to the right lane!! If your gonna play hypermiler stay Out of the way
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2008 6:21:28 PM

slow down and stop
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huptwgn
Rookie Author Kansas

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2008 3:42:57 PM

Slam on the brakes and attempt to pull a full 360 before I hit the line. I figure the molten rubber reduces friction allowing the engine to come to a true idle thus saving gas. Plus it's kinda fun.
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Blubberpuppy
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2008 1:18:33 PM

Close my eyes and hope things will get better real soon.
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 10:31:04 PM

Let off the gas
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runningonemptyBC
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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 1:12:15 PM

slow down so I don't have to stop and wait!
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cincindie
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2008 5:19:17 AM

Coast to the light.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 8:58:05 PM

Let off the gas and coast to the light
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desparado367
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 1:24:36 PM

Slow down the most efficient way....and pray the idiot behind me that is determinded to make the light (on yellow or even red)does not rearend me.

We have cameras at most major intersections here now....has cut down a lot on the T-bones at these intersections. Rearenders have increased somewhat, or so I read, but at least they are less lethal for the most part.

I just wish they gave **real** tickets for those that get caught going thru on red with the cameras...but no points off your license and only a slap on the wrist out of the pocket.
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Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2008 10:00:16 PM

Slow down to try to maintain my momentum for the light change.
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Lefty06
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Message Posted: Sep 2, 2008 7:31:35 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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gasman14
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2008 12:16:15 PM

Slow down and wait for the green light
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dental man
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 5:26:50 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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tutusun
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2008 4:55:05 PM

step off gas to give time for light to turn green
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bareilly
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Message Posted: Aug 25, 2008 6:35:17 AM

let off the gas
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rschnoor
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Message Posted: Aug 19, 2008 7:36:36 AM

Take my foot off the gas.
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firemanjones
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Message Posted: Aug 18, 2008 12:32:18 PM

I generaly start to slow down.
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Hobby001
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Message Posted: Aug 5, 2008 3:04:34 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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bmv91w
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Message Posted: Aug 4, 2008 5:23:58 PM

I generally stop...
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narcar1973
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2008 3:24:49 PM

I cost to the light.
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kdw038
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2008 8:44:26 AM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green.
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slarttybartfast
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2008 8:40:23 AM

I always time my travel to get optimum gas mileage...bringing speed up to and just above the posted speed limit ... taking out of gear and foot off the accelerator... watching ahead for lights and giving a little gas to maintain speed and if the light ahead is red I just let the car coast to it in hopes it changes to green by the time I get there... I know this angers a few lead footed drivers out there but if they knew how much better my gas mileage is over the dealer posted mpg... they might consider it too!
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KylesMommy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2008 12:35:04 AM

slow down and hope it turns green.
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transat
Rookie Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2008 12:44:07 AM

Let off the gas, downshift, hope to be able to coast down slow enough for the light to turn green before I have to completely stop.
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 11:28:52 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 11:28:46 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 11:28:41 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 11:28:36 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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YB1234
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 11:28:23 PM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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MNTraveler
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2008 8:48:30 PM

Let off the gas and coast as far as I can and hope it changes green again
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chemist74
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2008 10:08:34 AM

Let up on the gas. Then either the light turns green before I get there (so I don't need to stop) or it is still red when I get there and I stop but I saved a little gas by "coasting" to the light.
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Dorkchop
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2008 10:48:50 AM

Panic
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lindamay
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2008 2:25:34 AM

ease off the gas to avoid using the brake, if I can.
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Quazar911
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Message Posted: Jul 6, 2008 12:50:29 AM

Let off the gas to give time for the light to turn green
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luvlysaoirse
Rookie Author Fort Worth

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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2008 3:15:32 PM

Let off the gas and hopefully the light will turn green.
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fedupintx
Veteran Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2008 10:16:07 AM

SLOW DOWN TO A COMPLETE STOP AND WAIT FOR IT TO TURN GREEN
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roadkillGA
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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 7:25:44 PM

Let off the gas
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C_HOCKS
Rookie Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2008 7:12:44 PM

If It's 3 in the morning and no one is out, I'll make a right turn, a u-turn, then another right turn and keep going. If there is a no U-turns allowed sign before I make the U, then I'll pull into the driveway and go through that way. There's just no telling when the light will turn green and I'm not going to sit and wait 5 minutes for it either...
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 13, 2008 4:06:44 AM

Let off gas to give time for light to turn green
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gasisoutrageous
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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2008 11:12:21 AM

I am not old enough to drive, but my parents usually let off the gas to give time for the light to turn green (unless the light is on a slope and we are going down to it- eg the light at Grand River Avenue and Park Lake Road in East Lansing, MI)
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HKMP5
Rookie Author Colorado

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Message Posted: Jun 10, 2008 10:57:00 AM

Speed on and run thru the red light like I just stole the car. Actually I let off the gas and coast since I'm not in a rush to stop and wait for the green light.
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tbone2u2000
Rookie Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Jun 4, 2008 4:10:44 PM

I slow way down so I can save as many drops of fuel as possible!
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