Cool. I am unsure what being an ASE certified tech has anything to do with anything regarding this however. But its nice to know.I'm a retired Police Lieutenant as well as a retired ASE certified master tech...I have seen all sides of this argument...I might add I never lost in court over any traffic infraction I was presenting before a judge...I always used The Annotated General Laws of the Commonwealth in cases I was presenting in Massachusetts back then.
Oh, I am certainly not arguing the law of right of way, or general traffic laws, and who would win in the courtroom. But I would rather end up in a traffic court room than a hospital room.
I would certainly expect a man of your experience to understand.
I hold several certifications in automotive electrical/electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing engineering.... including a Six Sigma black belt (sounds tough doesnt it). I am certain they have little to do with the argument (of which there is little, merely conversation), but if you want to use them as some sort of justification on my part, as you expected me to do with you, you are free to do so.