After how long can you go through a red light if it doesn’t turn green?
Please do not do this
If your light is staying red forever, it probably means you aren’t on the traffic sensor and you may need to roll forward or roll back a bit.
Traffic lights don’t just randomly change; they change because someone wants them to. These sensors let the intersection lights know that you exist, so make sure you stop in the correct stopping position over the sensor.
If you stop too far forward, or too far behind the sensor, your traffic light might stay red forever. If this happens, you may need to roll forward or backward just a bit.
Today I waited unnecessarily in a left-turn lane
Spread the word! It seems I will keep rambling about traffic sensors until the majority of people understand that they exist. If your traffic light is staying red forever, it probably means one of the vehicles needs to move forward or move backward a bit so they’re on the sensor!!!!!! Spread the word, tell your friends and tell your neighbors.
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.