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red light

1. noun On a traffic light, the color that means "stop." I pulled up to the red light and stopped the car. Please be careful driving out there—people are maniacs and don't even stop at red lights!
2. noun A message or signal to stop. I'm really not interested in dating Rob, and I thought I gave him a red light, but he keeps pursuing me nonetheless.
3. adjective (often hyphenated) Indicative of a brothel (due to the practice of using red lamps to show that an establishment is a brothel). Be careful if you venture into the red-light district, there are a lot of shady characters there.
See also: light, red
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A driver ticketed for running a red light, which carries a $260 fine, could be fined an additional $260 for speeding if driving more than 21 mph over the speed limit.
When drivers ignore a red light, they put themselves and innocent pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, other drivers and passengers at great risk.
Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention for Accidents (ROPSA), said: "Jumping red lights is very dangerous and could easily lead to a catastrophic collision.
Through visits to universities and posts on social media, the traffic police are working to warn them about the hazards of speeding, jumping red lights, sudden swerving and inattention on the road
In total, the number of drivers jumping red lights has increased, with 67,000 people getting points for the offence - 8% up on the previous 12 months - or more than 5,000 more.
The consequences that are associated with running a red light or stop sign are far too serious to risk by making a careless decision," says Rhonda Craft, director of the California Office of Traffic and Safety, Sacramento.
This chart shows fatalities from running red lights in U.
Al Muhairi pointed out that thanks to these new camera, the number of accidents at intersections due to running red lights during the same period fell by 10 accidents from 81 to 71 accidents (by 12 per cent), as a result of the efforts exerted through the project aimed at improving traffic safety at intersections.
Statistics released by Abu Dhabi Traffic and Patrols Directorate on Monday revealed that 8,555 violations were recorded for people jumping red lights and for wrongful use of lanes in the months of January to April.
To remove red light cameras, or not to remove red light cameras.
New research from Direct Line Car Insurance says the figures are the equivalent of running 278 red lights every minute.
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Within minutes, he had run two red lights and at 8am near St Paul's Cathedral, he stopped to ask a taxi driver for directions, booming: "London Bridge?
Cameras are activated when motorists run red lights, shooting images of the front of the car, the back of the car showing the license plate, and a close-up of the driver's face to accompany the citation.