When I moved to Vancouver in the '70s I was astonished at how many drivers ran red lights. A colleague explained to me that, to Vancouverites, a red light was just "one man's opinion." Cars ran'em, trucks ran'em, even city buses regularly ran red lights.
When I had visitors from the east I would warn them that, walking or driving, when the light turned green they should wait a full second, then look left and right, and proceed only if there wasn't someone running the red. That's what I did and it saved my neck plenty of times.
Finally the provincial motor vehicle insurance agency has announced it will be installing 140-digital, "red light" cameras at problem intersections throughout the city. $167 tickets will be issued to owners of vehicles caught on camera.
It's not as effective as giving motorists points on their licences but it's vastly better than nothing.