Our local Walmart is accessed from the main highway. On the other side of the highway is Target. To help with traffic, there is a 4-way traffic light. This, of course, isn't the most efficient way to keep traffic flowing on a highway, but when you don't have freeways or interstates, this is the way things are done. (Also, the closest thing we have to four lane highways for the majority of the UP are stretches of 'passing lanes.')
I went shopping earlier and the first place I had to go to was Walmart. When I got to the traffic light for my turn, there was one other vehicle in front of me and the light was just turning red. I got into the left-turn lane and proceeded to wait for the green light. However, the driver of the vehicle in front of me decided he didn't want to wait and MADE THE LEFT TURN ON A RED LIGHT!!!!! This absolutely left me flabbergasted--which I don't understand because this is AT LEAST the second time in the last year that I have seen the exact same thing. It was just sheer luck that there were no vehicles coming down the highway at the time the guy made the turn. This could have turned into one bloody mess.
I am nowhere close to the world's best driver--actually, I could be better and I know it. I have had brain farts while I've been driving and I certainly hope that is what happened to the driver tonight. Otherwise, this person IS going to be the cause of someone's very serious accident at some time in the future.