A pet peeve of mine is the drivers that run red lights. The risk of injury to themselves or others is high. I don't know how long a red light lasts but it is usually less than 3 minutes. Quite often by the time I get to the next light the person who ran the one I stopped for is at the light anyway. By running the light red light runners often make someone who was legally able to make a turn without risking an accident wait until the intersection clears or worse, jump through the yellow.
I wonder what makes the red light runner think they are more important than other people and then I ask myself are they even thinking?
What is it that makes them risk their lives or the lives of others? Everybody has things they need to do and places they need to get to by a certain time. Are they so focused on their world that they don"t even see the risks they are taking? Do they even care?
If they had an accident or got stopped by the police what would that do to their schedule?
Are my family, friends and obligations less important than theirs?
Do they only think of themselves and their needs?
Do they go through other parts of their life ignoring the red lights and warning signs?
In your life what red lights are you running? Are you speeding along and not paying attention to the people in your life?
Are they asking you to stop for a few seconds and recognize or acknowledge them?
Are you jumping the red light in conversations before the person you are talking with has finished what they are saying?
Are you interrupting them?
Would it hurt you to slow down and stop at the light so the other person can have their turn?
Red lights prevent collisions and give us all time to pause and recognize where we are.