At lunch time, I dashed out for a meal at cafe boulud. On my way there, I saw a car with a New Jersey plate almost run over a pedestrian as the car took a right turn on a red light. This is illegal in Montreal as it is in my former home, manhattan. I understand these are the only two places in North America where this is illegal. When entering the island of Montreal, there are conspicuous signs regarding this prohibition. It is difficult to miss if you are paying any attention and these are pictograms accompanied by bilingual legends. Two weeks ago, i saw car with an Ontario plate doing the same thing. I remember a post a few years ago where a tourist complained that a pedestrian banged on his car and complained that Montreal was dangerous/inhabited by savages. Perhaps that poster also ran through a red light. Anyway, it was a pretty close call today but fortunately, no one got hurt.