Waiting at red lights is one of those things that you simply have to deal with as a driver. However, what if we were to tell you that there is a simple and easy way to avoid sitting at a red light?
While recently browsing through the IdiotInCars thread on Reddit, we came across the following dashcam video that shows one motorist avoiding a red light. While it’s obviously illegal, we suspect this clip could encourage other drivers to do the same.
The video shows the cammer patiently waiting at a traffic light at 6:27 a.m. when a silver Range Rover comes into view. The driver of the Range Rover proceeds to turn right at the red light, something that’s perfectly legal to do in the United States. However, the Range Rover driver then does a sneaky U-turn and ends up in the right lane of the road with the green light. They then proceed to make a right turn back onto the road with the red light, completely avoiding the need to stop and wait for the light to turn green.
The maneuver has attracted quite a lot of attention on Reddit with more than 46,000 upvotes being made on the original post. Many have applauded the driver’s ingenuity, with one user noting that the driver had essentially just used the intersection as if it was a roundabout.
Obviously, trying to avoid a red light like this during broad daylight would attract a lot of unwanted attention, leading some Redditors to suggest that it’s only something that should be considered late at night or very early in the morning.