"Red lights are just part of life," I said to the girls. We were stopped at a busy intersection, and all three of them were getting restless. The back seat is always smaller when the light is red. "Sometimes," I said, "you have to let other people get where they are going and wait for the traffic to pass."
And then, like magic, the traffic light turned green. "Besides, I said, "sitting through a red light isn't all bad. It just makes you all the more ready to go when you get your green light."
Slow down to speed up? Precisely.