It’s just pure selfishness.
Doe anyone know why they draw up to red lights, cross the white line, stop for about 80% of the time the light is red, and then move off through the red light 10 seconds or so before it turns green ? What is the point of stopping if you’re going to run the red light anyway ?
Why does the oblivious old woman ride her scooter out in front of me as I’m stopped at the white line waiting for the light to go green ? She then pootles off some ten seconds before the light goes green at a snail’s pace and I pass her within seconds of the light going green ?
She makes up no time. She does not get to her destination faster. She breaks the law (well who cares?). She gets passed by twenty or thirty vehicles screaming past her. That’s gotta be unpleasant. So what does it benefit her to crawl up to the front of the queue, stop for a random amount of time, and then run the red light ? Nothing - except for increasing her chances of getting squashed by one of the chaps below:
My current favourite are the ones who pull up at the red light just as it’s going red, and then scream off through it just as the green-lighters are coming through.
It was all much safer ten years ago when no-one paid a blind bit of notice to traffic laws. This selective obedience is very confusing…!