(3TV/CBS 5) - Arizona is ranked in the top five states for red light runners. However when you think of drivers running red lights, right hand turns don't usually come to mind. 

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In the West Valley, in the cities of Peoria, Glendale and Sun City, Stanley Roberts observed drivers ignoring drivers education 101 where drivers are required to come to a complete stop before proceeding. 

In comparison, Stanley Roberts showed drivers side-by-side, one turning right on a green light and one turning right on a red light. If it weren't for the difference in the lights it turn was identical. So basically, drivers are making right turns on red lights like they are looking at a green light. Not only is that illegal, it's dangerous and could account for many of the crashes. 

The fine for running a red light in the city of Glendale is $212 but the cost in other cities may vary.  

Caught Misbehaving with Stanley Roberts exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences. His reports air regularly on CBS 5 News at 10 p.m.

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Stanley exposes individuals who brazenly defy the law or common courtesy, risking social and/or legal consequences.

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AZ Native

Most people don't even slow down at a red light when making a red turn. Unless there is a car directly in their path they just go. The same holds true for stop signs. There's never any tickets issued for this offense unless it does cause an accident. The Police are guilty also, they don't stop either.


People running red lights on red have caused two crashes for me. I am from California but I do know RED means STOP!


Here in AZ it's merely a suggestion.


go back and get out of here. we don't want you


haha, they are called 'California stops' for a reason. They were imported.


my laughter was not at your crashes. I'm sorry about that. My laughter is because of what it is called - rolling (no)stop, aka California stops.

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