amber gambler


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amber gambler

slang A driver who speeds through an intersection just before the traffic light is about to turn red. The middle (yellow) traffic signal is often referred to as being the color amber. Primarily heard in UK. If you keep being a reckless ambler gambler, you're going to get into a car accident soon enough!
See also: amber, gambler
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Taylor, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire WHaT I hate about other drivers: when they slow down to 55mph at speed cameras, being tailgated on the outside lane when you're doing 70mph, drivers taking the outside lane at roundabouts when there's only one exit lane, drivers straddling two lanes and amber gamblers.
Amber gamblers and belligerent bargers: festive activity leaves road users jostling for space on crowded roads, bringing out the green-eyed monster in those desperate to get through the traffic lights or get the last space in the car park.
Men are two-and-a-half times more likely than women to be amber gamblers, even though drivers convicted of jumping red lights can typically expect insurance costs to rise by 10 per cent.
Among the driving errors being targeted by the patrols will be tailgating by lorries, amber gamblers at lights and people who break rules at roundabouts.
Among the amber gamblers, 33 per cent said they did not have time to stop while 27 per cent said they were in a rush to get to work.
Amber gamblers who jump traffic lights make up the next largest group of convicted drivers, representing 5.
The amber gamblers take their selfishness behind the wheel into the bedroom.
Amber gamblers Having been added to the club colour scheme, amber became increasingly used as the main colour on Everton away shirts from 1961 onwards.
Amber gamblers who try to jump red lights are to be targeted in a police crackdown in two Worcestershire towns.