Unless you just got your driver's license, every driver has gone through a red light at some time. When we do, we usually run the red light on purpose. We have no intention of causing a crash but just "stepped on it" to avoid stopping, fully intending to clear the intersection before the vehicles from the cross street or road get started. Most of the time it works and there is no crash. We may sheepishly look to see if there is a police car in sight, but again, we usually get away with it. Every time we run a red light without a crash or ticket, it reinforces our belief that a little red light running is OK.