Sometimes while sitting at an intersection waiting for my turn watching cars run the red light, I remember that fun little game I played in the backyard with the little girl next door called “Red Light, Green Light.” It was a simple game and is played as follows:
One player is chosen to be Red Light. He should stand about 25 yards from the other players, with his back turned towards them.
The other players line up shoulder to shoulder behind him. The goal is to get close enough to tap “Red Light” on the shoulder. The catch is that they can move only when he says, “Green Light.”
To start, “Red Light” closes his eyes and yells, “Green Light!” Players run at top speed toward him until he yells, “Red Light!” and turns around as fast as he can to see if he can catch someone moving. The instant the other players hear “Red Light!” they must stop running. Anyone “Red Light” sees still moving when he turns around must return to the starting line.
This is repeated until a player gets close enough to tap the “Red Light” on the shoulder when his back is turned. This player wins and becomes the next “Red Light.”
If only driving was as simple as this game. Everyone should obey the “Red Light.”