- Feb 27, 2009
- Ruhr Area, Germany
- MX-5 ND, Tracer 900 GT & two bikes
Wrong, it is - theoretically. Red lights, like all other regulations, are just part of the situation. Act accordingly to the situation. Laws are guidelines, they are not to be taken as absolutes - not ever. If no harm is done by breaking them, and there is no danger of being caught, laws can and should be ignored. If you can be absolutely sure that no harm will be done by running the red light, the it is fine to run it - if you can also be sure the cops won't catch you. Thing is, cyclists and pedestrians can be fairly sure of that, car and motorcycle drivers can not. Because of plates and because of their not-so-good view.That's what you're not understanding. In a car, it is absolutely not fine to run a red light.