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Old Yesterday, 01:12 PM   #1
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My new trick ...

I've been noticing more and more that people don't pull all the way up to the stop bar at a red light. There is frequently a 5-10 foot gap in front of the first car. I've determined they are leaving that space for me to split lanes and jump in. So I do, sometimes from several spots back. Its very nice of people.
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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM   #2
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Old Yesterday, 03:37 PM   #3
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I suppose they don't pull up all the way because they have learned from experience:

-Some truck or bus coming from the cross traffic will not have the room to turn and make them back up.

-Some jackass driving too fast in the cross traffic will turn and cross into their lane.

-You cannot look up and see the traffic light when you are up to the stop bar.

- If you get rear-ended by some distracted driver that few feet may prevent you from being pushed into the cross traffic.

I'm sure there are other reasons. Just be aware that it may be a "safety" thing
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Or they just want Jim to have room at the front of the line.

If I pull my FJ up to the line I sometimes can't see the light.
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I've been noticing more and more that people don't pull all the way up to the stop bar at a red light. There is frequently a 5-10 foot gap in front of the first car. I've determined they are leaving that space for me to split lanes and jump in. So I do, sometimes from several spots back. Its very nice of people.
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They leave all that space because they aren't paying attention to their driving. They're too busy looking at their cell phones as they coast up to the light.
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I've been noticing more and more that people don't pull all the way up to the stop bar at a red light. There is frequently a 5-10 foot gap in front of the first car. I've determined they are leaving that space for me to split lanes and jump in. So I do, sometimes from several spots back. Its very nice of people.
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It's a Jacksonville thing. They do it here more than anywhere else I've been.

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Old Yesterday, 08:23 PM   #8
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You can lane split, and you can love it, but don't ever talk about it because everyone will yell at you.
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Those people who stop way short of the line are also probably those who wait 5-10 seconds after the light turns green to slowly begin to accelerate across the intersection, often resulting in several cars behind them having to wait through another red light.
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Old Today, 04:14 AM   #10
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Those people who stop way short of the line are also probably those who wait 5-10 seconds after the light turns green to slowly begin to accelerate across the intersection, often resulting in several cars behind them having to wait through another red light.
Yep. Another reason to hop in front of them.
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Old Today, 04:27 AM   #12
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and when Jim is in his cage.....I pull in front of him!
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