Green does not mean go
If you're at the front of the line at a red light and the light turns green you better look before going. A local teenager did not look and she died a few seconds later.
Never be the last car stopped in line
When approaching a line of cars stopped at a red light slow down early; you NEVER want to be the last car stopped in a line at a light. Slow early and coast up to the line. Your goal here is to attract one or more cars close behind you as you approach the light. These cars will act to shield you from that occasional driver coming up too fast from behind.