In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1luz roja femeninosemáforo en rojo masculinoalto masculino Méxicoshe drove through the red light — no respetó la luz roja
- He came to a halt at the first set of traffic lights at the red light and he passed the second one on the green.
- Indeed, more people walk to work here than just about anywhere on the planet, and five cars at a red light constitutes a traffic jam.
- Whenever the vehicle stops, at a red light for example, the engine is shut down.
- Stopping at a red light, I flipped the switch to let down the ragtop of my car.
- He drove to school in a hurry, refusing to follow any rules about stop signs, red lights, or speed limits.
- They were installed at traffic lights along the busy A630 Balby corridor last March to stop motorists jumping red lights.
- Eight more junctions will get traffic light cameras to catch motorists driving through red lights.
- He turned on his turn signal and stopped at a red light.
- A mother and her young son were killed after an emergency vehicle allegedly crossed a red light and collided head-on with their car in South Africa.
- A family friend sped through a red light and hit oncoming vehicles in Cheltenham, killing her daughter.
- I saw a convertible run a red light, then pull over.
- The silver vehicle stopped at a red light and Brian turned his piercing gaze toward me.
- The vehicle stopped at a red light and Patroni knew the time had come.
- The survey suggests that on average a vehicle drives through a red light at the junction once every eight minutes.
- She glanced out the window as the limousine stopped at a red light.
- The stupid policeman said I ran a red light, but that traffic light appeared out of thin air!
- They were approaching vehicles stopped in traffic, mostly at red lights, and offering to clean or cleaning the windshields with the hope or expectation of receiving money from the drivers.
- Earlier this month the government announced that ambulance drivers on 999 calls will no longer be fined for going through traffic cameras or red lights.
- Lorries were stopped in the outside and inside lane completely obstructing the red lights.
- The Renault stopped at a red light and a gang of hooded youths began to saunter across the road.
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