If there’s no traffic can I go through a red light?

right on 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. 

Carmen

Carmen became a driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, Canada and is an experienced writer, blogger, photographer, artist, philosopher, certified day dreamer and generally complicated human.

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