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    "consequences of dodging lights"

    hi,
    what does this mean, please? the context is the following: a truck is supposed to stop at the red light so that a huge train can pass by, but it doesn't. the final result is a terrible collision involving the train and the truck.
    the quoted text above is the headline of the article. when someone doesn't respect a red light does he/she ''dodge'' the red light?
    thanks.

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    Default Re: dodging lights

    when someone doesn't respect a red light does he/she ''dodge'' the red light?
    thanks.
    Yes, we can say 'to dodge the red light' or 'to jump the red light'.

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    Default Re: dodging lights

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    "consequences of dodging lights"

    Hi,
    what does this mean, please? the context is the following: a truck is supposed to stop at the red light so that a huge train can pass by, but it doesn't. the final result is a terrible collision involving the train and the truck.
    the quoted text above is the headline of the article. when someone doesn't respect a red light does he/she ''dodge'' the red light?
    Although in AmE the term is "running a red light", I have to say "Yes".

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    Default Re: dodging lights

    I have also heard 'To run a red light'.

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    Default Re: dodging lights

    I've heard 'run a red light' or 'jump the lights' - what you jump is not the red one. As for 'dodging', what a car that jumps the lights dodges is the other vehicles. I'm not saying that *'dodge the lights' is wrong (necessarily), but I've never heard it.

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