Imagine you’re driving in the middle of the night with no other cars on the road, and you suddenly arrived at a red light. Do you stop and wait for the traffic light to turn green? Or do you slow down and drive past it after confirming that there are no cars?
What would you do if that intersection doesn’t have any traffic lights? Or perhaps the better question is, what are traffic lights for when there are no cars?
Should we be conditioned to always follow the rules (traffic lights) even when they don’t apply to our particular situation? If not, where do we draw the line?