Waiting 3 seconds could save your life

One of the most dangerous abuses of traffic laws is that of accelerating to get through a yellow light before it turns red.

mike shellIf you risk it and push hard, you might save a whole minute or 2 from your commute. Hardly worth it, but that doesn’t stop us.

What you can do

When you’re on your motorcycle and the first in line waiting on the green light, wait 3 seconds before you begin to enter the intersection. At worst someone will honk, at best you just saved your life.

Pretty good trade off.

For that matter, I follow the same procedure when I’m in a car. Trust me, it has saved me on many occasions.