So, when you’re sitting at an intersection and the red light doesn’t change, and doesn’t change, and…doesn’t…change, how long do you wait before you technically break a law? He told me if I ever came to a light like that again, I should wait all night rather than run the red light. If you get pulled over and ticketed for running a red light, do not pay the fine. In my state (New Jersey) the basic philosophy in most precincts is that running a red light is running a red light. I waited and waited and waited at a red light at an exit from my neighborhood.