Red Light Runners

On my perch at the local Starbucks one can see many interesting traffic events and anomalies. Red light running seems to be a growing problem. People don’t want to slow and wait their turn. Imagine that! I predict it won’t improve because societal stress isn’t going away. So here’s to those who can’t seem to slow as the intersection light goes amber.

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Dump trucks, SUVs and motorcycles too,

At intersections meet; to safely pass on through.

But danger lurks with amber lights;

resentment blooms at traffic slights.

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Late or rushed or just plain mad-

ignoring cues; the speeding lad,

demands his rights and faster goes-

under red for other’s woes!

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No metal cage or bags of air,

protect the biker, right and fair.

Red Light Runners aim to kill-

Collisions sudden trump your skill.

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One Response to “Red Light Runners”

  1. philosophermouseofthehedge Says:

    Sad this is a real danger for riders. Take care out there.

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