Use good judgment: Monitor the light to see if it has been green for a long time. If it has, it’s more likely to turn yellow as you arrive at the intersection.
Tap the brake: As you approach a red or yellow light, tap your brakes a few times before fully applying them. This will catch the attention of drivers who may be inattentive or distracted behind you.
Drive defensively: When you’re stopped at an intersection and the light turns green, look both ways before proceeding so you can spot any driver running a red light.
Tips for pedestrians and bicyclists
Wait: Give yourself a few seconds before entering the intersection to make sure all cars have come to a complete stop.
Make eye contact: Look at drivers in stopped vehicles to ensure they see you before crossing the road in front of them.
Stay alert and listen: Don’t take chances and don’t wear headphones—give your full attention to what’s around you so you can better spot any drivers running a red light.
Be visible: Stay in well-lit areas, especially when crossing the street.