(Blog: Hijacked. Author: Husband)
I read Brie’s post this morning and thought it was important to clarify a couple of things to her readers about her law-breaking activities involving motor vehicle operation.
First, I will attest that Brie has some sort of condition that creates conflicted emotions as traffic lights turn red. She has very good judgment in every area of her life, but she clams up when that light goes from green to yellow to red. Riding in the passenger seat, it’s like a jerk forward then jerk backward then forward again as she goes from gas to break to gas repeatedly until she’s through the intersection. I’m not holding this condition against her, and we might seek occupational therapy for it, but it is a real condition so I thought I should provide a 3rd party verification that she is indeed affected by it.
Secondly, Brie neglected to disclose the full details of her recent illegal activities. When most people get snapped for a red light ticket like this, they are just about through the intersection when the light turns red. What Brie neglected to tell you is that she was barely even starting into the intersection at the time of the light changing. In fact, the picture below documents that she is barely across the starting line! She isn’t even through the first cross walk and into the intersection when it changes to red.
Now this can be analyzed two ways. One way it could be perceived is that she was indeed running the red light. The other way it could be viewed is that perhaps she had stopped for the red light, but she stopped in the cross walk and was planning on backing up to get back to the starting line. We've all done that before. Her brake lights are red, so it is possible this is the case. Unfortunately, while I would love to take the latter view, there is evidence contained elsewhere in the ticket documentation that indicates she was indeed proceeding to drive through the intersection as the light continued to shine bright red, not pink.
Honey, you are an amazing woman and I can't imagine life without you. While this post is all in good fun, I just want you to be safe. I'd be happy to setup some sort of test-driving practice course in an open parking lot with a fake traffic light so we can practice stopping for red lights. One quick pointer is that if you are going to drive through a red light, it's usually best to accelerate through them rather than brake through them. We'll talk about other pointers when we have our mini driving school.
Love You Mucho,