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Sunday, 19 April 2009

Londoners ignorant over traffic lights

Most drivers don’t understand traffic lights. According to a new survey just 4% of us really understand the traffic light sequence

1% of drivers even think the red signal means they should be prepared to go.The poll found that only 30% of us correctly identified even one of the four traffic light signals.And only 10% correctly answered that when red and amber were shown together drivers should not pass through or start moving until the green signal.

Motorists in Yorkshire were the worst for knowing exactly what each sequence
meant, with Welsh drivers being the most knowledgeable.

The survey also showed that 77% of motorists had accelerated when approaching green lights in order not to have to stop, with 14% saying they did this on a regular basis.

More than three in five said they had gone through a red light, with 4%
admitting they had committed this offence several times.

Londoners were the worst offenders for jumping the lights, with West Midlands
drivers least likely to go through a red signal.
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:27 pm  

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