So...you casually filter through the stopped traffic to the front of the grid...Lights change, and you are off, safely ahead of the melee going on behind you, right?...Could be wrong! A few days ago, I read a post pointing out the dangers of being first off the line if someone fails to stop when the lights change or tries a mad dash to make it before the lights change, and races through the intersection across in front of you. I had always been aware of that kind of incident, but complacency after a while causes one to forget the possibilities. This morning...sitting on the front of the grid, I went to move off, and THAT email popped into my head. I declutched and checked up just as I hit the throttle, and woosh...a few feet infront of me a guy blasts through the intersection at about 90k's flat stick having attempted to "beat the lights" from his direction (across my path). I would have been dead-meat had I not checked up just at that precise moment...so to the guy who posted that email, and refocussed my awareness - you probably saved my *rse. Thank you. whew!