So what do you think? Was this driver distracted by their phone and didn’t see the red light until the last minute, or were they fully committed to running this light and only had second thoughts when they saw the cop?
Our first guess was that the driver was distracted since it explains noticing the light so late and the last second skid when they finally saw it was red. However, this person seems resigned to their ticket before the cop even pulls out. That detail alone suggests the driver could have seen the cop before going through the intersection but just couldn’t stop after committing to blowing through.
Regardless of the excuse, the result will be the same. There is no way they got out of that ticket.