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I thought these were designed for people to test their factory launch control settings...
I resemble this statement.


I always stop. If only to do a stupidly fast launch.....
 

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I guess I'm a sheeple, but yes, I've always stopped for these. That said, I've witnessed many a freeway entrance red-light disregarding scofflaw who balks at convention.
 

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Yes of course. Do you run stop signs or red lights?

These are considered as such and need to be obeyed as such. Not worth the ticket just so I can jump into the freeway 15 seconds faster, especially since they are on during peak periods and I would only be joining a heavily congested freeway in the LA area 15 seconds faster. Risk vs reward does not add up in my book.
 

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What's the penalty for running red in the jurisdiction? Here it carries possible insurance rate increases.
 

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Those are the same penalty as going through any other red traffic signal. It's entirely possible for it to be equipped with a red-light camera, too.
 

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Of course I stop, it gives me a reason to go flat out 🤪
 

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They work to a degree, but once the highway is fully saturated I don't see the point.
 

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I've was taught that go is 'green' and red means 'stop'. If it really matters, in unobstructed traffic, it just means a drag race is on. I've only encountered these a couple times in Massachusetts but took it as a licensees to give it all it's got.
 

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We don’t have metering signal for on-ramps here (Nuevo México), but I understand their purpose. The disadvantage that immediately comes to mind is large trucks and buses, which accelerate slowly from a full stop. 🤔

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I know they’re supposed to “meter” traffic but all I see is something that slows me down when I’m supposed to be getting up to merging speed.
What? Your puny S2000 kan't take WOT once in a while? :D
 

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I stop, but I think those things are stupid. I rarely drove on North Central, so I hardly saw any down here. I think Pittsburgh was the worst, a downhill on-ramp to merge with an uphill highway and there's a stop light or sign.
 

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What's the penalty for running red in the jurisdiction? Here it carries possible insurance rate increases.
On the metered ramps with HOV lanes, I will see people who are driving alone move into the HOV lane to bypass the light. Especially when there's a line waiting at the light.
 

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I know they’re supposed to “meter” traffic but all I see is something that slows me down when I’m supposed to be getting up to merging speed.
We don’t have metering signal for on-ramps here (Nuevo México), but I understand their purpose. The disadvantage that immediately comes to mind is large trucks and buses, which accelerate slowly from a full stop.
Those metering lamps are only meant to be used when the traffic volume is approaching capacity anyhow, and around here, that means when those metering lamps are in use, you'll only have to accelerate to maybe 50 or 60 km/h if you're lucky ... probably more like 30 with stop and go conditions.

The only ones I know of in Ontario are on the Queen Elizabeth Way west of Toronto and only in the Toronto-bound direction. In morning rush hour, that road resembles a parking lot.
 

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Put it this way: if there is a police car sitting right beside that traffic light, will you stop?
 
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