Bellevue Stop Lights
Bellevue has the longest stop lights in the world. Or at at least in the US; I can't account for the world. These are lights that you can actually take the time to read something at. Or apply makeup. Or use a pad and pen to make lists and check things off - great for those errand-running days.
Note I am not saying to actually DO these things - you really should pay attention to traffic when you are behind the wheel. Plus, I've noticed that if I do start reading, sometimes I don't notice when the light turns green and I hold everyone else up - an unforgivable sin.
So if I SHOULDN'T be reading, then these lights give me the chance to practice Zen Driving. Slowing down the racing pace of my thoughts. Sometimes it actually works. :-)
I'll try to make a note of which lights seem to take the longest and add those posts here.