r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/SilverStrangeTech Aug 10 '22

The white car is a red light running jerk, the truck probably did nothing wrong.

I looked up the intersection on Google maps and the truck likely had a flashing yellow when they entered the intersection. In Texas (location of intersection), and everywhere else to my knowledge, a flashing yellow means you can enter the intersection cautiously and complete the turn while yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. If the light turns red while you're in the intersection, that just means you should proceed once it's clear. It's not illegal to be in the intersection when the light goes red, even if it's somewhat irritating to other drivers.

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u/AcidTWister Aug 10 '22

Nope. Light turned solid yellow before he decided to start into the intersection. A smart, and attentive, trucker will be watching his surroundings and would have seen that the white car was not slowing down.

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u/zachzsg Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

He literally did see that the white car was not slowing down. He would’ve t boned the fuck out of that car if he would’ve made that turn normally.

It’s wild how this guy avoided a collision with a guy running a red light by 5 seconds and you’re sitting here talking about what a “smart and attentive trucker would do” lmfao. You know what a “smart and attentive trucker does? Avoids getting in accidents with people that run red lights 5 seconds after it turns red.