In a more literal sense, rushing toward red lights isn't a good idea for several reasons. The mechanical effects listed are due to the increased frequency of
acceleration/deceleration involved in agressive driving:
Add to these the increased risk of accident and/or traffic fines and you will probably decide that it's not that important to be first in line. If that isn't enough
consider the following:
- As you will be first to take off, you have more chance being hit by anyone who might be running the red light.
- You have more chance of mowing down any pedestrians who might be strolling across the road.
- The earlier you get to the lights, the longer you'll have to wait to go. As you are already in a hurry you'll just get frustrated, leading to even more
agressive driving. This of course equals more waiting and more frustration. The process will repeat until one of three things happen:
- You arrive safely at your destination.
- Road rage.
- You crash and die.
of these outcomes is good. No one wants to see the other two. Play it cool