jump the light(s)

jump the light(s)

To pass through an intersection while the traffic light is signaling "stop." Security camera footage shows that the car was struck by the train after jumping the lights.
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jump the ˈlights

(informal) drive on when the traffic lights are red: A policeman stopped us for jumping the lights.
See also: jump, lights
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