Had an interesting day yesterday. I course marshaled the Tour de Los Alamos at the Vehicle Access Portals south of the Omega Bridge from 8:30 a.m. to about 1 p.m.
During that time I had abundant opportunity to watch motorists. I would qualitatively estimate that at least half and probably closer to two-thirds blew the blinking red light when making the right turn from Jemez into the VAP area. Some even did this with a cop stationed at the light. Some barely slowed down.
One guy who I stopped looked at me in disbelief when I asked him why he ran a stop sign. Guess he forgot what a blinking red means:
A flashing RED traffic light means the same as a stop sign. You must come to a full stop and then may proceed when it is safe to do so.
So next time someone tries to single out cyclists as being particularly averse to obeying the law, I suggest they not throw too many stones. The problem is bigger than cyclists.
Just wish I had an assistant with a laptop to write all the numbers down.