Originally Posted by I_Love_LI_but
Definitely nothing to do with safety.
They will probably cause more accidents when the person at the light which turns yellow suddenly decides to slam on the brakes and the person behind is tailgating and assuming the driver will go through ...
I had gotten a red light ticket via cop one week (admittedly in too much of a rush to get to a game on time). A few weeks later on a different road it was raining and I spotted a cop waiting for his light on the cross street. My light turned yellow and I said "gdamnit" followed by jamming on the brakes which didn't work - proceeded to pulse-brake the last bit of speed just to try to stop in time. The lady behind me hit me. There's a case of police presence not helping. I would've barely beat the red but I wasn't going to chance ticket #2 so soon. I actually saved that lady a ticket probably. Idiot's husband said to the same cop I was confused and didn't know whether to go or not (the pulse-braking). Hey, idiot, you would've ran the light with him there.