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And/Or good brakes. But probably more good luck than anything else..... "Running a red light" usually means someone trying to sneak through a little bit after their light turns red. This morning some dude barreling down Shepherd didn't even see the light, as far as I can tell. I was the third or fourth car in line, and the guy in front of me had just turned left. I'm halfway across the intersection and all of a sudden I'm slamming on my brakes because a pickup truck is zooming across right in front of me! I thought, wtf, I fell asleep in the intersection or didn't notice the light change or what? but I looked up at my light and sure enough it was still green as green can be. I was inches from having a severely t-boned Miata. That's one way to wake up, but I can't say that I actually recommend it.