Traffic lights are a pain and it is interesting to note that one Danish town has abolished them altogether and has seen the number of road accidents plummet.
But why is it that when the lights change the cars at the front of the queue take so long to respond? They don't seem to realise that for cars ten places back the speed at which they get away can make the difference between getting through the lights or not and losing a couple of minites as a result. Not very much in itself but when driving through Surrey when you have a set every 400 yards or so it all adds up and makes journeys far longer than they need to be.
Needless to say it is usually women who are so slow off the lights.