amber gambler

(redirected from an amber gambler)

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
References in periodicals archive ?
At Longroyd Bridge there was an amber gambler barrelling through the lights - an unwise move at the best of times, mon ami, full-on stupid in the dark and the snow.
He tried to be funny, saying things like "there are cameras on traffic lights so if you are an amber gambler beware".
Full browser ?