BLINKING RED TRAFFIC LIGHT MEANS STOP AND YIELD RIGHT-OF-WAY!
Original post made by frank on Feb 4, 2008
Blinking red means that you treat it as a stop sign. This is something you must know when you pass the DMV test in order to get your license. I came up to Vineyard driving on Montevino and stopped. Traffic on my left was obeying the rule, stopping and yielding right of way. As I normally do, I looked a second time to my right just as I was to begin driving into the intersection when there suddenly appeared a woman driving her SUV somewhere north of the 35 mph limit, talking on her cell phone, who blew through the intersection and appeared oblivious to the great danger she created. I braked and immediately went on the horn, which seemed to wake her up a bit as indicated by a brief flash of her brake lights.
Folks, red light running, which is epidemic in Pleasanton, is dangerous, but obliviousness to blinking red lights is even more so.
on Feb 5, 2008 at 5:45 pm
We know first hand how dangerous the intersection of Montevino and Vineyard is - a lady ran the red light and totaled our daughters car then claimed our daughter was talking on her cell phone! Thank god for cell phone records we were able to prove our daughter was infact NOT on her cell phone at the time. When approaching Vineyard from Montevino always take a few extra seconds to make sure the traffic from the other direction STOPS on a red...it may save your life!
on Feb 5, 2008 at 7:28 pm
Frank -- Right up there with running reds and not knowing what a blinking red light means are those individuals who do not understand the difference between a broken or a solid white line. For those who are oblivious in this area -- Solid lines discourage crossing and should not be crossed. Broken lines may be crossed. Remember that next time one is trying to enter the Shell Gas Station at Hopyard and West Las Positas.
on Feb 5, 2008 at 9:31 pm
"appeared oblivious to the great danger she created"
At least she was protected from the danger in her SUV!
'SUV's, just what you need for maximum protection for running red lights (or blinking red lights)!'