Not that I think RLCs make any sense at all (the one nearby me just moved all the accidents out of the intersection into the street, and generated more of them),
Meh, if your going to have a collision anyway I'll take a rear ender over a t-bone. As for the "generated more of them"; I guess its possible, but I'd need more than your anecdote to support it.
Otherwise though you are spot on. RLCs require a photo of you outside the intersection with a red light, and then inside the intersection with a red light. Proving you entered on a red light.
Entering on a yellow, and still being there when it turns red isn't illegal in any jurisdiction I'm aware of. Although entering an intersection you are *unable* to exit is illegal. I.e. 'getting stuck behind traffic in an intersection and having the light change so you end up blocking traffic is illegal but its not something RLC enforces.
That and RLCs are like trying to solve your pet's toilet habits by waiting a couple of weeks and then rubbing their nose in it.
I'm not a fan of RLCs, but I dont' object to them. Its not like speeding where speed is a continuum, and there is a flow of traffic, etc. Running red lights is just dangerous and stupid, and no competent driver driving safely should ever get caught in the first place. But a properly implemented RLC doesn't offend me at all.
But I can't abide radar speed traps.
* I cover my ass here a bit by noting that city tampering with yellow light lengths is the exception to that rule. Clearly if the city goes out of its way to deliberately engineer violations that's a separate issue. Yellow light timing should be available to the public and there should be clear guidelines establishing what they should be to eliminate any possibility of tweaking the light timing to increase revenue (and car accidents).