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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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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.
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.
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.
Amber gamblers who jump traffic lights make up the next largest group of convicted drivers, representing 5.3 per cent of the total, which is down 0.1 per cent on 2003.
And if they pay no attention to the maxim 'you are what you eat' then isn't there a fair chance the 'amber gamblers' will also ignore the traffic lights, and drive straight through them on their way to Cardiac Central?
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.
The amber gamblers take their selfishness behind the wheel into the bedroom.
Amber gamblers who try to jump red lights are to be targeted in a police crackdown in two Worcestershire towns.
TWO "amber gamblers" were partly to blame for a road accident in which a Liverpoolman died.
The flow of cars and pedestrians is certainly much quicker, and it has stopped all those amber gamblers who try to jump the lights.
Police are concerned at the number of "amber gamblers" who drive through traffic lights when they are not on green.
More than 900 "amber gamblers" were stopped by police officers clamping down on motorists who ignore traffic lights.
UNMARKED police cars are to be stationed at dangerous junctions to catch "amber gamblers" who snub traffic lights.