Originally posted by Czar
I live in Sage Hill (Phase 1). Every day I drive from Sage Hill to the Stony Trail Turnoff. It takes me 7 - 10 minutes from 144th Ave, to Symons Valley Road, to the turnoff. Granted, I'm doing the speed limit (which is 60kph until you reach Country Hills), but I find it hard to believe that you can make it to the Deerfoot ramp in 7 minutes (unless maybe you live next to the Walmart)..
I don't follow the speed limit strictly which is why I tend to skip lights.
If you are stuck behind someone doing the limit you will almost always hit every light along the way and that adds alot of time. I was thinking of putting up my dashcam but I guess I'll explain it in words as well.
PS: When you reach the bridge going over Stoney, stick to your rightmost 3rd lane. People don't like using that lane (especially if the light is red because people eventually merge into that 3rd lane. When the light turns green, you can over take everyone and lane change back in. You don't need to speed excessively but if you're fast, you can normally skip the Hidden Creek light. EZ PZ.
PSS: At the light/camera on top of Country Hills Blvd, stick to your leftmost lane pretty much all the way until Deerfoot. People in the left lane tend to go faster here. If not, just switch lanes and pass them. Most cars go anywhere from 80-95km here.
It helps to know which lanes are least used so that you can keep on passing. Like jswlam said, lights are designed to slow you down so if you can beat the lights, you'll make good time.
The other reason is that I timed myself during an evening as I explicitly stated so there are a lot fewer cars.
Full disclosure, if it's a 60 zone I might go as fast as 80km just to skip a light. I'm not proud of it but I tend to speed in chunks so it's harder to catch
Last edited by rx7boi on 10-15-2015 at 09:57 PM
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