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  • n. A driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.


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  • driver who goes through yellow lights: a driver who takes risks by not stopping at traffic lights when they are yellow.

    December 30, 2008