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== Forgetting that green means go == == Other Information ==
When you're sitting at a red light, you have one job and one job only - to pay attention to the light so that when it changes, you can get moving. This is especially important if you're the first car at the light, even moreso if it's a busy part of the day and there are a lot of cars behind you.

Obviously, I'm not trying to suggest that you floor it the very nanosecond that the green light drops... given the number of idiots who run red lights around here, this would be pretty dangerous. IMO, the best thing to do is to keep an eye on the light that controls the cross-traffic so that you'll know when your light is about to change, and when that happens, take a quick look around to make sure nobody's going to run the light as yours turns green. If all looks good, GO! You'd be quite surprised at the headaches that can be caused by sitting there when the light turns green even for just a few seconds. When I was commuting to Stony Brook daily, there was a light at the intersection of Nicolls and 347 that was a nightmare whenever there was a lot of traffic because for the cars on Nicolls, it didn't stay green long and then would stay red for what felt like forever. So when you have 20+ cars in each lane lined up at that kind of light, and the person in front doesn't pay attention to the light when it turns green, several people may end up having to sit through the light again just because of their irresponsibility. So do us all a favor, and don't be that person.

Most common annoyances
Not yielding to faster traffic ("left-lane bandits")
Failing to signal lane changes
Moving over at the last possible second
Tailgating in heavy traffic
High-beam usage
Neglecting to move over when making turns
Coming to a near-stop at railroad crossings

Less common annoyances
Jamming on the brakes upon seeing someone pulled over
Crawling on high-speed entrance ramps
Forgetting that green means go
Not yielding to other cars when lost
Poor-weather driving etiquette
In-car distractions
Stopping at the end of an entrance ramp

Non-driving annoyances
Law enforcement
Parking maladies
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