Our keen sense of eyesight informs us on a daily basis that some of y’all don’t know (or remember) what a traffic light is for. Here is a quick refresher course for everyone’s benefit:
RED MEANS STOP
Seriously, STAHP! A red light means that the other side is now green and any attempt to cross the intersection will either cause a crash or a very unpleasant meeting with Dik Frik in his ‘Cruiser bakkie.
AMBER MEANS CAUTION
When the middle amber (orange) light comes on, ideally you should stop for the imminent red light but if you are already in the intersection at the time, you may pass. Amber DOES NOT mean speed up!
GREEN IS GOOD
The green light at the bottom is your friend. When it’s on, all is well with the world. You may proceed. Your ex wants you back, that itchy rash disappears and you win the lottery. Do we have lotto in Namibia?
FLASHING RED MEANS DANGER
A flashing red traffic light means that it’s stukkend. Broken! Treat the intersection as a four-way stop and give right of way to anyone who got there before you. Also look out for signalling traffic officers.
FINE FOR NOT STOPPING AT A RED TRAFFIC LIGHT:
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