I with you Dianne, screw the people behine me. I don't even think about going through an intersection till well after the green light. Far too many color-blind people around here.In my part of the world far too many people run the intersection deep into the yellow and some of them into the red so I have gotten into the habit of not "going on the green" but only when I see opposing traffic coming to a stop.
Here in Montreal we say that red lights are just suggestions. Be it my truck or the bike, I always look left and right moving through an intersection, be it from a dead stop or moving through an intersection already green. Saved me more than once.Intersections are dangerous to be sure .. Have had people blow the horn at me when I stopped for a light that was clearly red .. Some think you are allowed to run red for 5 seconds after it has turned .. Flat out Dangerous