Straight on red? Yes. We do that here, too.

Universal Hub posts a couple of examples where going straight through a red light isn't expressly prohibited, which seems to defy the logic of a red light. This phenomenon is most frequently created at a fork in the road and the traffic signal is meant to control traffic flow, but because many drivers equate it to a right turn on red, they plow through. UH offers a couple of examples.

My own are: Where Centre and Adam streets meet in Milton at a nicely landscaped traffic delta. Most of the time the traffic from Centre to Adams has a green, but when it's red most drivers treat it like a stop sign. There are two places on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester on opposite sides of the same intersection at UMass Boston. The inbound traffic that wishes to turn right into UMB has a red light very deep into the slip road, and it's not clear if the driving operation is still a right on red or a straight on red. On the other side of the intersection, the traffic on the side road that runs in front of the Globe almost always has the green, and people tend to use that as a bypass to continue on Morrissey towards Malibu Beach.


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