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Video: This big truck is a reminder to look both ways, even on green

The video was posted by West Hennepin Public Safety on Monday, showing a scary moment for drivers at a four-way intersection.
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This is why you always look both ways at traffic lights, even when the signal is green.

The video below was posted by West Hennepin Public Safety on Monday, showing a scary moment for drivers at a four-way intersection.

As drivers turned left on a protected turn green light while others turned right on red, a heavy semi-truck barreled through the intersection, apparently oblivious to the red light stopping cross traffic.

The footage was taken by a squad car that was waiting to turn right last August. Fortunately, the white car just ahead of it noticed the truck and stopped before making the turn.

"Just because it is green, doesn't mean it is safe to proceed," West Hennepin Public Safety said, adding: "Our officers are serious on red light runners."

*** Look both ways - Even at a GREEN light ***

Got teen aged drivers? Remind them also to look both ways even at a traffic light. Just because it is green, doesn't mean it is safe to proceed.
Our Officers are serious on red light runners.

Posted by West Hennepin Public Safety on Monday, 20 February 2017

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