Had something similar happen. Approached an intersection that had turned yellow, had I off pushed down on the gas I could have made it. While sitting at the light, I hear tires screech and I look in my rear view and I see a current generation X5 coming at me at what looks like 60 mph. I thought to myself that "oh this is going to hurt". Luckily he stopped and I was happy. Happy until I could see him swearing and flicking me off in my rear view mirror.The M5 was close to those situations at least twice. One was that guy confused the "turn left only" green light with the general green light and rammed into the minivan in front of it. The thing is that I was where the minivan was but decided to change lanes (to the far right) at the last second.
Another one was that a car thought that I was gonna run a yellow light so it got right behind me. But I wasn't gonna run it and the guy was coming fast, so I ran the yellow (and briefly the red one) to save my ***. I then opened my sunroof, flipped the guy off, and drove away.
Not everyone can afford a BMW...and you wonder why people drive 'smart cars'...straight suicide.
In my experience they are texting or on the phone. I would love to have a phone blocker at some point but the fools would just be busy trying to redial the call thier phone just dropped.What strikes me the most is that most of these drivers aren't slowing down... you rarely see actual brake lights coming on. That's scary. Drunk? Asleep? Dead at the wheel? Just plain stupid?
And people say we don't need red-light cameras...