When a traffic signal turns from Red to Green delay entry into the intersection by approximately 3-seconds. Watch for the red-light runner—look left, right, then left AGAIN to make sure the intersection is going to be safe before you enter it, even on one-way streets (because somebody might be going the wrong way AND running red lights). Red light runners are often speeding as well, so make sure you look down the road far enough to see them coming.
You should consider taking a defensive driving course regardless of age and driving experience. We can assure that you will learn at least one safe driving tip. Courses can be performed on-line and car insurance companies typically provide a policy discount upon completion of the course. Call your insurance company prior to taking the course to see if it qualifies for a discount.