Drivers approaching a green light are obeying a signal at speeds that can kill. But crossing a red light after checking there is no conflicting traffic means approaching at a low speed with heightened awareness. So is it safer to cross a red light slowly than to cross a green light at speed? The safer option is a crime. The law calls it “red light jumping”. A more accurate term would be “red light slinking” (or sidling, or tip-toeing).