Driving Question: If there’s no traffic can I go through a red light?
No. This is the whole idea behind having traffic lights, isn’t it?
Even if there is no traffic, you can not go straight through a red light (unless you’re at a red light that is located somewhere other than at an intersection, and you’ve stopped first).
You can turn right on a red light after you stop, if it’s safe, and if there are no turning restriction signs.
You can turn left on a red light after you stop, if it’s safe, and if you are turning onto a one-way street.
If you’re at a red light that seems to be staying red for an unreasonable amount of time, you may not be on the traffic sensor. You may need to move your vehicle forward a few inches or back a few inches to activate the sensor. But do not simply go through a red light! Read more here and see the pic of the traffic sensors.
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