what do people think of jumping lights???

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by hero of valour, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. hero of valour

    hero of valour Well-Known Member

    ...whats the general consensus?....i jumped a red the other day mainly cos i know the route well and its a safe move if you know it....someone shouted something and it pissed me off!
  2. jim55

    jim55 Über Member

    not the done thing !!!
  3. terry_gardener

    terry_gardener Über Member

    stockton on tees
    i have always stopped at red lights. however the only time that i did go through a red light is when the light had sensors on that didn't work properly for bikes and i had been waiting there for 10 mins and it still didn't change (they must have the pressure sensors set wrong) other times i have used these lights there has been cars there so the light changes quickly.
    middleagecyclist likes this.
  4. WorcesteRob

    WorcesteRob Well-Known Member

    Worcester, UK
    If its clear and safe to do so I always do.
  5. compo

    compo Veteran

    If I could jump lights I would have a gold medal at the Olympics.

    A serious answer to your question, what would be your reaction if someone jumped the lights and wiped you out as you crossed on green. I find it strange that you get pissed off when someone complains at you for breaking the law.
    Jodee1kenobi and Norm like this.
  6. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Depends how hot the bulb is.
    deptfordmarmoset and Octet like this.
  7. Pauluk

    Pauluk Senior Member

    Don't do it. When you know the route/situation its tempting sometimes but you never know what can happen especially if you're tired or not fully concentrating. Not only is it illegal but it gets cyclists a bad name at a time when we want other road users to show cyclists some respect and consideration.
    HLaB and Norm like this.
  8. Cal44

    Cal44 Well-Known Member

    U would get three points for it in a car.......

    several other threads on this topic in other areas, some say its ok other not. Suppose it depends on time of day and situation...

    Most important thing....Stay safe! That includes not endangering others!
  9. GlasgowGaryH

    GlasgowGaryH Über Member

    Never jump a red light when someone can see you doing it,then you wont have to ask as it will only be you that knows you do it
    400bhp and Red Light like this.
  10. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    ...AKA knobber..
  11. TonyEnjoyD

    TonyEnjoyD Veteran

    Don't unless lights failed and stuck on red.
    AndyRM likes this.
  12. Nigelnaturist

    Nigelnaturist Guru

  13. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    Not unless the lights dont detect me and then only if its safe to, I dont come accross them often though really.

    I think its more about expecting other road users to abide by the laws and not take chances with us, but thats just me.
  14. Nebulous

    Nebulous Veteran

    There is a lot of variety in cyclists out there, but I've come to it as someone who has been a driver for many years. With that mindset I regard myself as part of the traffic. I largely don't break the rules in my car, so I don't on my bike either. I don't jump red lights, I don't ride on the pavement, if there are only a few cars at the lights I don't filter, though I would if there was a long queue.
    soulful dog, Pauluk and Norm like this.
  15. raindog

    raindog er.....

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