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 C. is the founder of DrivingInstructorBlog.com After becoming an ICBC-GLP (Graduated Licensing Program) driving instructor at the age of 22, she worked for about 8 years teaching driving lessons in beautiful North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In 2012 she decided to pour her knowledge into a website and share this information with the world! 🌎 She no longer teaches, but enjoys writing and maintaining this blog, creating abstract art when inspired, and photography.