I doubt it but I’m sure the slightly different mechanics of a treadmill cause more soreness for me on the rare occasion I step on one because my muscles are used slightly differently.
I also agree to a point. However, I think a lot of people have taken Lydiard’s 12 second statement and treated it as though he meant you totally wasted your long run if you stop for more than 12 seconds. I doubt the impact on your workout was anything more than negligible.
I love it when people get stopped like that. I’ve seen it a few times, once when someone made an illegal right on red and almost hit me and a couple of times when they didn’t stop. The driver probably got some kind of ticket but I doubt this will change the driver’s practices in any way.