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Re: CHAT: orange lights (was: Do you want a French "little" or a Dutch "little"? :))

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, June 10, 2002, 4:39
 --- Muke wrote:

> Hmm. Around here they use "Tennessee Orange"[1]to refer to going faster to > pass through a yellow light as opposed to slowing down for it to turn red.
It's funny that you have a special name for it. In Holland (at least in the regions where I use to drive) it is common practice. On the other hand, if you slow down before an orange/yellow light, you have a good chance to irritate the person behind you to a fairly high degree. The last couple of years I noticed it became also common practice, that after the lights switch red, two or three cars will go anyway. You have a name for that as well? Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts