Timing is Everything

Traffic lights are supposed to flow.  Stopping and starting at continuous red lights is unproductive and can be unsafe.  Once you know a route’s timing, you’re likely to speed up just so you can make the impending red light.  You never even see the yellow.  

Time is precious.  We get frustrated when someone else dictates it.  It seems that the only way to get ahead is to break the rules and risk a ticket or drive on the edge and risk an accident.  But everyone is playing the same game so by mutual agreement safety comes first. 

The challenge is advancing swiftly within the boundaries while everyone else goes slow and follows the herd.  Yet there’s still hierarchy.  When is the right time to speed up?