Wow, you had enough time to get out your camera and take a shot. Must have been a long light.
1) There's always time during peak hour gridlock.
2) I'm sorry to report that my camera was in its case still slung over my shoulder while I was driving. It almost never leaves my side these days. My girlfriend and I were at the shopping mall yesterday, I left my camera in the car because photography is not allowed in the mall. I told her I felt naked without my camera. She lamented that her boyfriend was turning into a photography nerd.