I should of said that being in Florida, everyone drives like it is a NASCAR race, feel the need to draft, needlessly swing wide before turns, and letting anyone in in front of them is regarded as "losing". Any use of the horn makes another driver rage at you (swerve at you, get in front of you and brake, etc.), even if you saving them from hitting you.
The law assumes it is always the safest option, but that also assumes everyone around you is following the law. If a car behind you is illegally on your ass, regardless of fault, I'd rather avoid a collision altogether and roll through an amber or "orange" light rather than a jackass in a laughatrice.com special rear-end my car. They were probably trying to tail you in order to run a red as they always do.
I fully agree there is 99.9999999% of the time no reason to run a Red. But one can't deny that there is that rare moment, where it may actually be a safer option.