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Re: Ticket help

At 16:14 99-09-15 -0400, Kneale Brownson wrote:

>Don't know about Washington,  Jason, but in Michigan, where I live, the
>statute says you broke the rules if you entered the intersection after the
>yellow came on.  You may proceed through an intersection, even on a full
>red light, if you were already in it when the yellow began but could not
>proceed because of some delay ahead of you.   The "speed-too-fast" part
>probably was that you accelerated at the intersection rather than slowing
>down.  The latter approach probably would have prevented you from running
>the light.

Not being an American my opinion here is probably not worth even the
proverbial $0.02, but this law sounds nonsense to me. What if the light
turned yellow 0.1 seconds before I entered intersection? Over here the law
says you may not enter the intersection at yellow, _unless_ you'd have to
make a panic stop. 

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 5KT