Running a red light

August 04, 2014
A Dutch runner, Denis Doeland, had to spend the night in jail after running a red light. And for not carrying any id on him.

Luckily he kept his sense of humor and made a cellfie! And he changed his profile photo to this:


I can sympathize with Denis Doeland. You really don't want to stop running while you're running. What I usually do, is run in place.

How do you cope with red lights as a runner? Do you sometimes run through a red light?
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5 comments:

  1. Wow a night in jail is intense! I've seen jaywalking tickets here before but never actual jail!

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  2. I live in the country so unless I'm going on a long run towards town there aren't any red lights. I usually run out of town to avoid them entirely. However, if I needed to I would just run in place. It does seem pretty harsh for a runner. In the US pedestrians have the right of way so I'm not sure how that would be handled.

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    1. I would run in place too. I totally get that he didn't want to stop running, but there are different ways of doing this.

      I live in the country too, and I'm very grateful for the lack of red lights!

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  3. Pedestrians do not automatically have the right of way in the US. Safety measures are put in place for a reason. Don't get hit and killed by a car because you can't stop for a stop sign or red light.

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    1. Pedestrians don't have the right of way in the Netherlands either. Which is why this runner got arrested.

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