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13-03-2019, 20:15   #241
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Awful..where is that?
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14-03-2019, 00:20   #242
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that may be true, but it's beyond reasonable doubt that more people run reds because they know they'll get away with it.
To be honest I would say bad traffic flow managment is also not helping. The sequence of the lights behind custom house for example if your coming down Gardiner Street is pretty bad most times if your heading towards the bridge over. Many times your stuck on a red there when the other road not only has a green light but the Luas junction before it is red. There's also another set further up Gardiner St which tends to give priority at times to the side road with very little traffic over the main road which has a fair bit. This kind of bad sequencing can lead to bad habits as people will try to get through the light's to avoid being trapped at the junction.
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This kind of bad sequencing can lead to bad habits as people will try to get through the light's to avoid being trapped at the junction.
Or just prioritising public transport perhaps?

There are a lot of buses exiting from Talbot Street

Luas also gets priority
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15-03-2019, 12:30   #244
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This kind of bad sequencing can lead to bad habits as people will try to get through the light's to avoid being trapped at the junction.
A few heads on spikes. That is zero excuse for illegal behaviour. If there's no space to pull to without blocking the junction then you plain dont move .... otherwise hand the driving license in, you'll have done us all a favour.
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Anybody else noticing cars who get caught between junctions because they enter yellow boxes, then the lights turn red but they drive through them once pedestrians have passed? I see it every day in city centre and also at the junction where Malahide Road begins in Fairview.

Yellow boxes are largely ignored these days as far as I can see.
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15-03-2019, 13:09   #246
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if you do know of a set of traffic lights where the sequence does not make sense, maybe just email traffic@dublincity.ie and bring it to their attention.
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15-03-2019, 14:33   #247
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Driving the other day, turning right from Griffith Ave to Malahide Road, I ended up blocking somebody who was going straight on against me as I had started turning on amber. They hadn't even cleared the footpath on their road. I paused a bit before moving on as they gestured for me to get of their way so they could run the red light.

By the time I cleared the junction, the light was green for Malahide Road traffic but they proceded to drive across six lanes of traffic 'cos they had started to run a red light so they were entitled to continue...
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15-03-2019, 17:49   #248
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Breaking red lights has become an epidemic in dublin, particular in the city though I see it enough in quiet suburban roads. 3 times in past 5 years I've had near misses crossing road with the green man with zero near misses in previous 26 years...
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15-03-2019, 20:18   #249
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Or just prioritising public transport perhaps?

There are a lot of buses exiting from Talbot Street

Luas also gets priority
Ones Im mentioning aren't the ones for the Luas stop its the ones past it on the Y junction directing the flow towards the bridge over the liffey the ones between those at the luas set and the set at the bridge. They actually work against the busses coming out of Busaras too as you can be stuck at that junction while the lights are red at the luas junction and green at the bridge and by the time they switch you get caught at the bridge instead.
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Empty DB collided with a tram on Queenstreet injuring 8 (4 Luas staff) wonder if the lights were red...

https://www.twitter.com/DubFireBriga...47358707486720

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Empty DB collided with a tram on Queenstreet injuring 8 (4 Luas staff) wonder if the lights were red...

https://www.twitter.com/DubFireBriga...47358707486720
Jesus Christ. Somebody made a grave error there.

My money is on the bus driver. ...????
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that must have been quite a shunt to push the luas that far off the tracks.
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16-03-2019, 13:22   #253
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When I first posted I didn't see the pic. Given the damage the bus must have been going at speed or the Luas was in the wrong.
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16-03-2019, 14:07   #254
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Eyewitnesses said the bus had the green light and the LUAS went through their red light.
Imagine the amount of injury claims are going to be put in by the passengers on both the bus & luas. If it’s true the the driver should get sacked.
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the bus was empty, driver only.
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