4. Motorcyclists can run red lights—legally—in more than a dozen states. In Illinois, for example, in a municipality with less than 2 million residents, motorcyclists can treat the stoplight like a stop sign—provided they yield to other traffic before proceeding. The "dead red" rule also applies in Arkansas, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin, which allow a motorcyclist to proceed with caution after coming to a complete stop through a red light that fails to detect the bike. A similar law was recently enacted in Oregon and Washington too.